Definition of Americium

1. Noun. A radioactive transuranic metallic element; discovered by bombarding uranium with helium atoms.

Exact synonyms: Am, Atomic Number 95
Generic synonyms: Metal, Metallic Element



Definition of Americium

1. Noun. The chemical element (''symbol'' Am) with an atomic number of 95. ¹

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Definition of Americium

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Medical Definition of Americium

1. Americium. A completely man-made radioactive actinide with atomic symbol am, atomic number 95, and atomic weight 243. Its valence can range from +3 to +6. Because of its nonmagnetic ground state, it is an excellent superconductor. It is also used in bone mineral analysis and as a radiation source for radiotherapy. Chemical name: Americium Atomic weight: 243 (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Americium

amerces
amerciable
amerciament
amerciaments
amercing
american samoa
americano
americanos
americas
americium (current term)
americiums
americyl
amerism
ameristic
amero
ameros
amesace
amesaces
amese
amesed
ameses
amesing
amesite
amess

Literary usage of Americium

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1. Proceedings of the Workshop on Pyrochemical Separations: Avignon, France, 14 by European Commission, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2001)
"americium recovery is the most difficult in the process of actinides/lanthanides separation, because americium halides have the closest standard free energy ..."

2. Review of the Worker and Public Health Activities Program Administered by by National Research Council (U. S.) (2006)
"How might I be exposed to americium? How can americium enter and leave my body? How can americium affect my health? How can americium affect children? ..."

3. Proceedings of the Workshop on Long-Lived Radionuclide Chemistry in Nuclear by NEA Nuclear Science Committee (1998)
"Among the proposed separation processes, the SESAME process is devoted to the extraction of oxidised americium from high level liquid waste. ..."

4. Plutonium Processing In The Nuclear Weapons Complex (1992)
"This process is used to remove americium-241 from plutonium components of nuclear ... The presence of the americium-241 increases the radiation hazards from ..."

5. Trends in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Economic, Environmental and Social Aspects by Nea, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2001)
"Recycling of the minor actinides (americium and ... The addition of americium to plutonium powder in a MOX fuel fabrication plant would induce a strong ..."

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