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Nuclear facts about Am-241
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Am-241 is usually produced as a by-product in nuclear reactors. Its half-life is 432.6 years.

Some significant facts about Am-241 decay:
Decay mode: alpha (100%), Q-value=5637.81 keV
Gamma rays: 59.5412 keV (35.9%), 26.3448 keV (2.40%), ...
X-rays: 13.946 keV (9.6%), 16.816 keV (2.5%), 17.061 keV (1.5%), ...
Alpha rays: 5485.56 keV (84.5%), 5442.80 keV (13.0%), 5388.23 keV (1.6%)...
Spontaneous Fission: 4.3E-10
Decay heat: 0.114 W/g

More details here: http://nucleardata.nuclear.lu.se/toi/nuc...iZA=950241
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