Am 95 Americium

RARE Americium-241 sample button in sealed ampoule

 

 

Americium is a silvery white solid metal at normal pressure and temperature, its chemical symbol is  Am and atomic number 95.

Americium metal is highly radioactive, is the fourth synthetic element discovered in the late 1944 from Glenn Seaborg. Americium-241 is used in tiny amounts in old smoke detectors for ionizing air. 

 

 

 

 

 

Representative sample of few micrograms of Am-241

shiny with oxide-free surface.

 


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