Americium: uses

The following uses for americium are gathered from a number of sources as well as from anecdotal comments. I'd be delighted to receive corrections as well as additional referenced uses (please use the feedback mechanism to add uses).

  • ionization source for smoke detectors
  • Am-241 as a portable source of γ rays

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