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Americium Dioxide Synthesis Flow Chart
Flow chart to the synthesis of Americium dioxide.

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

Uses

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

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