Americium dioxide

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Americium dioxide is a black compound of Americium. As a solid, AmO2 has the same structure as fluorite (CaF2).

Uses[change | change source]

Americium-Aluminium alloys are formed by the melting of americium dioxide with aluminium and a fluxing agent.[1] These alloys can be used to produce atoms of elements having a higher atomic number than Uranium.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Preparation of Americium-Alluminum Alloys". KERNFORSCHUNG GMBH GES FUER. January 1974. Retrieved May 3, 2013.
  2. "Transuranic". Oxford Dictionary, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013.