American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An isotope of hydrogen with one proton and one neutron in the nucleus having an atomic weight of 2.014.
- n. physics An isotope of hydrogen formed of one proton and one neutron in each atom - 21H.
- n. An atom of this isotope.
- n. an isotope of hydrogen which has one neutron (as opposed to zero neutrons in hydrogen)
- Coined by Harold Urey, an American chemist, from Ancient Greek δεύτερος (deuteros, "second") + -ium. (Wiktionary)
- deuter(o)- + -ium. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The Theories still do not explain how the conservation of energy is broken, even if the hydrogen or deuterium translates to relativistic hydrogen inside a Casimir cavity the transition as noted by Mills is nonradiative, according to Mills a reaction is necessary inside the cavity but according to the H-M theory the hydrogen loses energy to the cavity walls but is then restored via the global vacuum energy as it exits the cavity.”
“The first ignating and moderating link in this chain, burning hydrogen to deuterium, is based on the weak force, which could then be called the Sunignator and”
“Of all the nuclear species found in nature, deuterium is the only one whose origin stems exclusively from the explosive origin of the Universe.”
“Frogs and fishes swimming in water containing deuterium absorb it and, after about 4 hours, are in equilibrium with the medium as far as the deuterium is concerned.”
“Unlike nuclear fission, which tears apart atoms to release energy and highly radioactive by-products, fusion involves putting immense pressure, or "squeezing" two heavy hydrogen atoms, called deuterium and tritium together so they fuse.”
“Heavy water is pretty much just like regular water, but instead of hydrogen atoms it has deuterium, which is to say, hydrogen atoms with an extra neutron.”
“Heavy water, which has a heavier form of hydrogen, called deuterium, in the water molecule, allows the reactor to operate with natural uranium as fuel rather than enriched uranium.”
“And the principal fuel, a heavy isotope of hydrogen called deuterium, is present in ordinary water, of which there is no shortage.”
“Most hydrogen comes in a form in which its nucelus consists of a single proton, but there's also an istope called deuterium that contains both a proton and a neutron.”
“It has also shown that a heavy form of hydrogen, called deuterium, is progressively enriched in the upper echelons of Venus's atmosphere, because the heavier hydrogen will find it less easy to escape the planet's grip.”
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