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Atomic symbol Am
Atomic number 95
Classification Inner Transitional Metal
Atomic mass 243.0 amu
Other Information
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.