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 (do͞o′tə-rŏn′, dyo͞o′-)
n. Abbr. d
The nucleus of a deuterium isotope of hydrogen, composed of a proton and a neutron, regarded as a subatomic particle with unit positive charge.

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(Chemistry) the nucleus of a deuterium atom, consisting of one proton and one neutron
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(ˈdu təˌrɒn, ˈdyu-)

a positively charged particle consisting of a proton and a neutron, equivalent to the nucleus of an atom of deuterium. Compare triton.
[1933; < Greek deúter(os) second]
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Noun1.deuteron - the nucleus of deuterium; consists of one proton and one neutron; used as a bombarding particle in accelerators
subatomic particle, particle - a body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions
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(2011) Resonant formation of [LAMBDA](1405) by stopped-[K.sup.-] absorption in the deuteron. Phys.
The pp fusion reaction of two protons to produce deuteron, nuclei of deuterium, is the first step of a reaction sequence responsible for about 99 percent of the Sun's energy output, Pocar says.
GENEPI2 is an electrostatic accelerator producing neutrons by impinging a deuteron beam onto a tritium (T) target.
MeV neutrons were produced using the D(d,n) reaction using a 70 [micro]A pulsed deuteron beam of 70 keV energy, a width of 800 microseconds and a frequency of 250 Hz.
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The reading list is extensive and includes everything from AaAaAeAeAaAeAeA Deuteron Homer, Plato, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Thomas Paine, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, Einstein and even Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein." The list also include Ecclesiastes, Virgil, Kierkegaard, Tolstoy, Joyce, Kafka, Descartes, Spinoza, Goethe and 20th-century classics such as Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises," George Orwell's "1984" and Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World."
An extremely high CPP was found in 1993 with 68, which is attributed to the article "Measurement of the spin-dependent structure-function [g.sub.1](x) of the deuteron" (Adeva et al., 1993) by 158 authors from 17 countries with [TC.sub.2015] of 359.
Using an accelerator at the Riken Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science in Wako, Saitama Prefecture, the scientists will attempt to convert palladium-107 into palladium-106 by irradiating the former with deuteron beams, in what is called the "nuclear transformation" process.
[38] Kessler EG, Dewey MS, Deslattes RD, Henins A, Borner HG, Jentschel M, Doll C, Lehmann H (1999) The deuteron binding energy and the neutron mass.
Subatomic particles such as neutron, proton, deuteron, [sup.3]He, [sup.4]He, and other heavier particles are generated and then accelerated to certain energies sufficient for production of radioisotopes.