Definition of heavy hydrogen in English:

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heavy hydrogen


Another term for deuterium.
Example sentences
  • Instead, they rely upon heavy hydrogen - deuterium and tritium isotopes - as their ‘fuel.’
  • In essence, all one needs is to arrange for ions of a heavy isotope of hydrogen, say deuterium, to be accelerated by an electric field so that they strike a target also containing a heavy hydrogen isotope.
  • At these temperatures the heavy hydrogen would become a plasma, a ball of sub-atomic particles which would fuse to become helium and a shower of neutrons and a supply of heat.

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Syllabification: heav·y hy·dro·gen

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