Americium: historical information

  • Discoveror: Glenn Seaborg, Ralph James., L. Morgan, Albert Ghiorso
  • Place of discovery: USA
  • Date of discovery: 1944
  • Origin of name : from the English word "America".

Americium was was identified by Seaborg and others in 1944 as the result of successive neutron capture reactions by plutonium isotopes in a nuclear reactor.

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