This enabled astronomers to measure the levels of hydrogen deuteride
and obtain the weight of the disk with the highest precision yet.
Mark Fitzpatrick, of the International Institute for Strategic Studies think tank, said the IAEA probably had more information about Iranian experiments using uranium deuteride
Experts also mentioned to the British newspaper that uranium deuteride
was the material used in Pakistan's nuclear bomb, from where Iran obtained its blueprint.
is reportedly the material used in Pakistan's bomb, from where Iran obtained its blueprint.
Since the first vibrational measurements of dilute H in [beta]-phase palladium deuteride (139), isotope dilution neutron spectroscopy has developed into a particularly powerful technique for elucidating the nature of hydrogen-hydrogen interactions in materials.
The first measurements of the vibrational spectra for yttrium and uranium hydrides and deuterides (135) using the energy-gain scattering of cold neutrons (at Argonne National Laboratory) represented the beginning of hydrogen-metals research at the NCNR.
The technical document describes the use of a neutron source, uranium deuteride
, which independent experts confirm has no possible civilian or military use other than in a nuclear weapon.
As early as 1986, Soviet scientists reported observing neutron emission when they violently crushed lithium deuteride
in the presence of an ice made of heavy (deuterium-containing) water.