Journal Published Online: 01 January 1991
Volume 19, Issue 1

Certification: What It Means for Inhomogeneity and Reference Materials



A comparison is made between concepts Americans and foreigners have of the term certification. The paper discusses the requirements for a Standard Reference Material (SRM) Certificate and a Certified Reference Material (CRM) Certificate, and how what appears on the Certificate affects our concepts of homogeneity and inhomogeneity. Also discussed is why who issues a Certificate sometimes is more important than what is on the Certificate. The paper is a challenge to standardize SRM and CRM Certificates.

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Kennedy, WR
, Birmingham, AL
Pages: 3
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Stock #: JTE12532J
ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE12532J