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Americium

What the name means: Americium was named after the American continent.

Americium

Americium atom

Americium atom

Americium is a radio active atom that was obtained by nuclear fusion and fission techniques. It has not been detected in nature.

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Who identified americium?: Glenn Theodore Seaborg, Leon Owen Morgan and their co-workers, working in the Metallurgy Laboratory in the University of Chicago, made americium in 1944 by bombarding plutonium atoms with neutrons. The isotope of plutonium that is produced by this bombardment undergoes nuclear fission to form americium as one of the products.

 

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STP = standard temperature and pressure.
Usually considered as room temperature and pressure.

 

About americium: Americium has been produced it kilogramme quantities. It is a silvery-white, radio-active metal.

 

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