heavy hydrogen


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heavy hydrogen

[′hev·ē ′hī·drə·jən]
(nuclear physics)
Hydrogen consisting of isotopes whose mass number is greater than one, namely deuterium or tritium.
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The very high ratio of heavy hydrogen (deuterium) to the common sort in what little water vapor remains says that there was once 100 times or so more, enough to make a wading pool over the surface, if not an ocean.
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.
1931 of deuterium, or heavy hydrogen, an isotope of hydrogen.
This produces very high temperatures and densities that, when high enough, fuse the heavy hydrogen into helium.
Investigating the hydrogen isotopes in the plaster provided a link to one suspect, whose living room air was similarly enriched in heavy hydrogen, a team reported in January in the Journal of Forensic Sciences.
This produces enormous temperatures that, when high enough, fuse the heavy hydrogen into helium, releasing heat that could be used to create steam and drive a turbine to produce electricity.