Heavy water

Heavy water
  Water containing a significantly greater proportion of heavy hydrogen (deuterium) atoms to ordinary hydrogen atoms than is found in ordinary (light) water. Heavy water is used as a moderator in some reactors because it slows neutrons effectively and also has a low cross section for absorption of neutrons.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary
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  A type of hydrogen atom that may be used as fuel for fusion power plants. Also called DEUTERIUM, it is found in abundance in the seas.
  California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms

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