Deuterium

1931

Deuterium

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Harold Urey, George M. Murphy, Ferdinand Brickwedde chemistry

Deuterium

Naming deuterium

Operation Gunnerside

Ordinary hydrogen, lacking neutrons, does not initiate fusion in a nuclear bomb. When an initial nuclear explosion bombards cryogenic hydrogen or lithium deuteride, it produces tritium, and the deuterium and tritium engage in thermonuclear fusion, creating hydrogen-4 and releasing tremendous energy.

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