Recent Examples on the WebBut the police couldn’t pin the crimes on Kamen because the scientist had been locked away in his lab for the past three days, lobbing deuteron particles at a tiny sample of graphite with his colleague, the chemist Samuel Ruben.
Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 25 Feb. 2020 Phoenix’s neutron generators fire deuterons into chambers full of tritium, an even heavier form of hydrogen that has a proton and two neutrons as its nucleus.
The Economist, 23 Nov. 2019 The particles accelerated, though, are not electrons but deuterons.
The Economist, 23 Nov. 2019
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