Sample of heavy water, about 1950-1970.

Made:
1950-1970 in Norway

Sealed glass phial containing 25g of heavy water with (chrome plated) steel transit container.

A sealed glass phial containing 25 grammes of heavy water. Heavy water contains the isotope deuterium instead of hydrogen and is used to control neutrons during a nuclear reactor's chain reaction. It is 11 percent heavier than ordinary water and has a relative molecular mass of 20, as compared to 18 for ordinary water.

Details

Category:
Nuclear Energy
Object Number:
1970-404
Materials:
chrome plated steel, cork, glass, heavy water (deuterium oxide), paper
type:
isotopes
credit:
Atomic Power Constructions
status:
Permanent collection

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