Looking at the ratio of hydrogen to its heavy isotope deuterium in frozen water (H2O), scientists can get an idea of the relative distance from the Sun at which objects containing the water were formed.
What does D stand for?
D stands for Deuterium
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Patrick Vallance, Glaxo's head of drug discovery, said Concert's approach to deuterium modification of medicines had broad potential to enhance certain drug properties.
The deuterium version is mildly poisonous, and its freezing point is 4[degrees] Celsius, instead of O[degrees]C.
Working with Chris Benmore of the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, Soper has found that, in the liquid state, the distance between oxygen and deuterium in a [D.
The new technique uses the strong electric field generated in a pyro-electric crystal to fuse atoms of heavy hydrogen, or deuterium - the fuel used in conventional fusion research.
Other methods for the determination of deuterium ([sup.