Americium

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Americium
Name Americium
Symbol Am
Atomic number 95
Atomic mass 243.0 amu
Classification Inner Transitional Metal
Crystal structure Hexagonal
Color Unknown
Date of discovery 1945
Name of discoverer G. T. Seaborg
Name origin Americium is named after America.
Uses In smoke detectors
Obtained from Man-made


Americium (Am) is a man-made radioactive chemical element. The first isotope of americium (Am-241) was created in 1944 at the University of Chicago. Americium is commonly used in smoke detectors.

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