IYPT 2019 Elements 095: Americium: Smoke detectors and space battery alternative

Published: 20/11/2019
IYPT 2019 Elements 095: Americium: Smoke detectors and space battery alternative
Source: WWW.COMPOUNDCHEM.COM

Element 95 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is americium. Americium is used in home smoke detectors and could also be used as an alternative to plutonium in space probes in the future. Americium was discovered in 1944 along with curium – their discovery was linked to the Manhatten project, so their […]

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