meaning of Americium

Americium meaning in Medical Dictionary

Symbol: Am. A man-made metallic factor whoever isotopes Am-237 through Am-246 are radioactive. Americium needs to be handled meticulously to avoid private contamination. Trace degrees of americium are widely used in smoke detectors. It's also found in bone mineral analysis and as a radiation origin for radiotherapy.

Americium meaning in General Dictionary

a radioactive transuranic metallic element; discovered by pestering uranium with helium atoms

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