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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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Americium

By: Angela Mabry

95

Am

(243)

Americium

properties uses
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
  • It has also been used as a radioactive glass thickness for the flat glass industry
  • Atomic number: 95
  • Atomic symbol: Am
  • Atomic weight: 243
americium history and other facts
Americium History and Other Facts
  • Origin: The element is named after America.
  • Description: A man-made radioactive metal, a few grams of which are produced from plutonium in nuclear reactors each year.
  • Found: Americium is available to qualified users in the UK and in the USA.
  • Discovered by: G.T. Seaborg in 1945
  • Tarnishes slowly in dry air at room temperature.
  • Am has been used as a portable source for gamma radiography.
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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

Origin

Named after

America

Americium

Atomic number: 95

Atomic symbol: Am

Atomic weight: 243

Basic

Info

Properties

Solid at 298 K

Silvery white

Melting Point:994oC

Boiling Point:2607oC

Uses

sources
Sources
  • http://www.chemicalelements.com/index.html
  • http://www.chemsoc.org/viselements/pages/pertable_fla.htm
  • http://www.webelements.com/webelements/scholar/elements/periodic-table/uses.html
  • nautilus.fis.uc.pt/st2.5/scenes-e/elem/e09590.html - 2k
  • www.corrosionsource.com/handbook/periodic/95.htm - 8k
  • www.lenntech.com/Periodic-chart-elements/Am-en.htm - 15k
  • www.webelements.com/webelements/ elements/text/Am/key.html - 34k
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