Americium. By: Angela Mabry. 95 Am (243) Americium. Properties & Uses. Melting Point:994oCBoiling Point:2607oC Ionization source for smoke detectors Am-241 as a portable source of gamma rays. Solid at 298 K Silvery white
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By: Angela Mabry
Ionization source for smoke detectors
A few grams are produced from plutonium in nuclear reactors each year.
It has also been used as a radioactive glass thickness for the flat glass industry
Atomic number: 95
Atomic symbol: Am
Atomic weight: 243
Solid at 298 K