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Glenn Seaborg, Albert Ghiorso, Ralph James, and Tom Morgan are in the lab one day in 1944 playing around by bombarding elements and seeing if they can create a new element.
After hard work they were able to discover an element
the group named the element Americium after America. It is the 3rd synthetic element on the periodic table and the 4th to be discovered.
Americium has 95 protons, 7 energy levels, and a atomic mass of 243 amu
Glenn Seaborg announced the discovery in 1945 on a live radio show called Quiz Kids
it is a silvery white metal that is used in smoke detectors and scientist are currently researching to use the element in "space batteries"
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