(source: https://www.rsc.org/periodic-table/element/95/americium)

“Element 95” can be produced in a “neutronic reactor” by bombarding plutonium 240 with plutonium 239: Element 95 and method of producing said element (1964).

Americium can be separated from other fission products by separation by fusion with molten magnesium chloride: Separation of plutonium, uranium, americium and fission products from each other (1964).


Americium,  as a source of ionising radiation, can be used in smoke detectors: Ionization smoke detector (1979).

Americium 241 can be used in brachytherapy (Brachytherapy Devices And Methods Employing Americium-241 (1985)), a form of radiation therapy where small packages, or “seeds”, of radioactive material are implanted into the body.


All patent information has been obtained from Espacenet (European Patent Office).