Other radioactive materials that could easily find their way into scrap metal include isotopes of americium
, radium and strontium which, unlike 137 cesium or Ocobalt, tend to settle into the bone ("bone seekers") and remain in the body for several decades.
The improved formulation, known as NanoDTPA, could be given orally and is being developed as a short-term treatment for people exposed to americium
, curium, or plutonium.
Once in the body, americium
tends to concentrate in the bone, liver and muscles.
In addition, experts also found the radioactive elements americium
, a transuranic radioactive chemical element, and polonium in Euzal's remains.
In addition, traces of the toxic metal Cadmium and radioactive elements Americium
and Polonium were also found in his corpse.
Among the radionuclides gaining the most research attention due to perceived health threat, frequency of occurrence, and other considerations are americium
, cesium-137, cobalt-60, iodine-131/-129, lead-210, plutonium, polonium, radium, radon, stron-tium-90, tritium, and uranium (isotopes are listed except when all isotopes of an element are radioactive).
Developed by engineers at the Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev in Israel, the technique involves adding Americium
(Am 241) in plutonium so it can only be used for peaceful purposes.
Meanwhile, Eric Norman of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California reanalyzed data from experiments on radioactive americium
, barium, silver, titanium and tin, and found no seasonal variations, he says.
A bidding war could be ignited for logistics group Exel after it emerged Americium
package firm UPS could enter the pounds 3 billion battle to buy it.
To create them, scientists slammed atoms of calcium and americium
together at about 32,000 kilometers per second (20,000 miles per second) using a particle accelerator machine.
In 1991, a document was hand-delivered to the EPA stating that the levels of plutonium and radioactive americium
"detected at Lowry Landfill are 10 to 10,000 times greater that the average or maximum background levels reported for Rocky Flats.
Europium (III) and Americium
(III) stability constants with humic acid.