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In a neutral Americium-240 isotope there are 95 protons, 145 neutrons, and 95 electrons.
Try this AM-?-RISS-ee-?m (Americium).
There are two valence electrons in americium. These are in the 7s orbital.
The half-life of Americium isotope Am-242 is 16.02 hours.
Americium was discovered by a group of scientists namely Glenn T. Seaborg, Leon O. Morgan, Ralph A. James, and Albert Ghiorso. It was produced in 1944 at the University of California, Berkeley using a cyclotron.
Americium is a highly radioactive element that can be found in a trace amount in Uranium minerals probably. Trace amounts can also be founds in places where nuclear tests were conducted. Small quantity is produced in the nuclear reactors mostly Americium-241 and Americium-243 isotopes. It can be produced in a 60-inch cyclotron which was first used in its preparation at the University of California, Berkeley.