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Americium - Periodic Table of Videos

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The team at periodicvideos has created a TED-Ed Lesson for every element of the periodic table. Americium is element 95 on the periodic table and we are going to hear about it from the UK's National Nuclear Laboratory (Sellafield).

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For all the basics about americium, check out the Visual Elements Periodic Table.
For amazing photos and facts about americium, check out The Elements by Theodore Gray.
Americium was discovered in 1944, but its discovery was kept secret for a whole year because it was part of the Manhattan project, which developed nuclear weapons. The discovery was first announced on a US children’s radio show in November 1945.

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