Spectrum isotopes library

Am-241

Americium-241
Technogenic
α, β, γ radiation
Half-life: 432,6 years
Main emission lines: 26keV, 59keV

Where detected

Americium-241 is one of the most common man-made isotopes. It is used in ionization smoke detectors. It can be found in trace amounts in spent nuclear fuel, and is also a marker for the possible presence of plutonium isotopes.

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