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Canadian deuterium uranium reactor (CANDU) The term 'Canadian deuterium uranium reactor (CANDU)' as it applies to the area of energy can be defined as ' Uses heavy water or deuterium oxide (D2O), rather than light water (H2O), as the coolant and moderator. Deuterium is an isotope of hydrogen that has a different neutron absorption spectrum from that of ordinary hydrogen. In a deuterium-moderated-reactor, fuel made from natural uranium (0.71U-235) can sustain a chain reaction'.
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