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Heavy water (D2O) The term 'Heavy water (D2O)' as it applies to the area of nuclear science can be defined as ' Water containing significantly more than the natural proportions (one in 6,500) of heavy hydrogen (deuterium, D) atoms to ordinary hydrogen atoms. Heavy water is used as a moderator in some reactors because it slows down neutrons effectively and also has a low probability of absorption of neutrons. '.
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