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Published on Aug 30, 2012

We're at the UK's National Nuclear Laboratory (Sellafield) for a look at some Americium. It is used in smoke detectors but could also be a key power-source for the future of space travel.

With thanks to the National Nuclear Laboratory, especially Mark Sarsfield. http://www.nnl.co.uk/

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From the School of Chemistry at The University of Nottingham: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/chemistry...

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