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/More chemistry at http://www.periodicvideos.com/Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/periodicvideosAnd on Twitter at http://twitter.com/periodicvideosFrom the School of Chemistry at The University of Nottingham: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/chemistry/index.aspxPeriodic Videos films are by video journalist Brady Haran: http://www.bradyharan.com/Brady's other channels include:http://www.youtube.com/sixtysymbols (Physics and astronomy)http://www.youtube.com/numberphile (Numbers and maths)http://www.youtube.com/DeepSkyVideos (Space stuff)http://www.youtube.com/nottinghamscience (Science and behind the scenes)http://www.youtube.com/foodskey (Food science)http://www.youtube.com/BackstageScience (Big science facilities)http://www.youtube.com/favscientist (Favourite scientists)
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