heavy hydrogen


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  • noun

Synonyms for heavy hydrogen

an isotope of hydrogen which has one neutron (as opposed to zero neutrons in hydrogen)

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No radiation The new fusion process can take place in relatively small laser-fired fusion reactors fueled by heavy hydrogen (deuterium).
like a missile on a train, a warhead full of heavy hydrogen.
When the heavy hydrogen atoms hit the tritium atoms, energetic neutrons are released at 14 million electron volts of energy.
Most difficult of all the obstacles still to be overcome in developing thermonuclear technology is attainment of the extraordinarily high temperatures and pressures necessary to break the nucleus of hydrogen--100 million degrees Celsius for heavy hydrogen (deuterium-tritium) reactions.
In brief, "cold fusion" involves the fusion of two nuclei of deuterium or heavy hydrogen into a single helium atom accompanied only by a burst of heat.
Heavy hydrogen atoms, now known as deuterium, are discovered by Harold Urey and George M.