Reference material

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Description

A material of known properties or composition. References are used in analytical studies for the characterization of unknown substances. References are not synonymous with standards or controls. A standard is a reference material whose composition has been certified. A control is a sample used as a base material for the comparison of physical or chemical changes.

Synonyms and Related Terms

matériau de référence (Fr.); Referenzmaterial (Deut.)

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