What is another word for deuterium?

30 synonyms found


[ djuːtˈi͡əɹɪəm], [ djuːtˈi‍əɹɪəm], [ d_j_uː_t_ˈiə_ɹ_ɪ__ə_m]

Related words: deuterium fusion, deuterium atom, deuterium fuel, hydrogen deuteride, deuterium isotope

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    Synonyms for Deuterium:

    How to use "Deuterium" in context?

    Deuterium is a stable radioisotope of hydrogen with the atomic weight of 2.

    Deuterium has an extra neutron in the nucleus and consequently is an isotope of hydrogen. Deuterium is found only in trace amounts in the natural world and is most commonly found in water as a surrogate for hydrogen.

    The primary use for deuterium is to produce power for industrial applications, such as in natural gas processing plants. In conventional nuclear power, deuterium is used as a "breeder" fuel, meaning it generates more plutonium than it consumes.

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