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Synonyms for americium

a radioactive transuranic metallic element

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In the americium project, Meyer and Dares adapted the technology to tear electrons from americium, which requires twice as much energy input as splitting water.
The transuranium elements, Americium (Am), Neptunium (Np), Plutonium (Pu) and Curium (Cm), are the products of nuclear weapons tests and nuclear fuel cycle operations particularly from reprocessing plants [2].
Cascading electrical systems failures of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant resulted in a massive expulsion of stored radioactive hazards, including varying concentrations of strontium, cesium, plutonium, americium, iodine isotopes, and radioactive noble gases to the environment (IAEA, 2011; National Diet of Japan, 2012; PSR, 2011; Stohl et al.
For example, the radioactive source in smoke alarms, Americium, is a known carcinogenic.
The primary radioactive materials are: Uranium, Tritium, Radium 226, Americium 241, Thorium, Cesium 137 and Plutonium 239.
Richard Handl said he had the radioactive elements radium, americium and uranium in his apartment because he wanted to try nuclear fission as a hobby, then police showed up.
It also contains a whole range of activation products--uranium, plutonium, americium, curium.
Particles of plutonium and americium persist on the atolls' land
plutonium, americium, curium or neptunium from the spent fuel or HLW.
1) along with a number of cases of ingestion of plutonium, americium, and other radionuclides.
Hal was proud that he was able to furnish Glenn Seaborg with the first significant quantity of the element americium.
The license that was obtained allowed for the purchase of up to five portable moisture density gauges widely used in construction, in which are encased small amounts of caesium-137 and americium 241, two highly radioactive isotopes.
West Lake's thorium-230 and actinium-227 have been ranked along with plutonium, americium and neptunium as among the most radioactively dangerous materials known.
Assessment of the exposure pathways in the uptake and distribution of americium and cesium in cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) at different stages of its life cycle.
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