deuteron

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deu·ter·on (d),

(dū'tĕr-on),
The nucleus of hydrogen-2, composed of one neutron and one proton; it thus has the one positive charge characteristic of a hydrogen nucleus.
Synonym(s): deuton, diplon

deuteron

(dū′tĕr-ŏn) d.
The nucleus of deuterium or heavy hydrogen.
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No deuterons would be formed in the sun, and hence there would be no solar fuel.
Because the deuteron, carrying an electric charge, could be accelerated in a cyclotron and made very energetic.
Each combination of a neutron and a proton produced both a deuterium nucleus, or deuteron, and a neutral pion particle.
Known as a deuteron, this simple nucleus has roughly the same dumbbell structure as a molecule consisting of two atoms.
The particular implications of this study to deuteron cluster will be discussed later.
In 1995, the researchers more than doubled the energy of the electron beam to measure again the spin effects in helium-3 nuclei and in protons and deuterons.
It is of special interest to probe the validity of the Glauber multiple scattering theory for the elastic scattering of deuterons (which are weakly bound composite particles) with nuclei.
At CERN, researchers studied how elementary particles known as muons bounced off a target made up of deuterons (each comprising a proton and a neutron).
In this high-temperature, high-pressure environment, protons (the nuclei of hydrogen atoms) fuse to create deuterons (proton-neutron pairs), which then combine with protons or other deuterons to produce heavier atomic nuclei, and so on.
The only reasonable explanation we see for this fact is the fusion of two deuterons [deuterium nuclei]," Bertin told the workshop.
In the current experiment, deuterons -- the nuclei of deuterium, an isotope of hydrogen--come out of the accelerator with 0.
The p-p reaction, wherein two protons combine to make a deuteron, while relying on positron and neutrino emission, would come to play a vital role in (4) He synthesis within low mass stars [374, p.