Deuterium Analysis— a Simple and Precise Method

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Science  03 Jun 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3414, pp. 1680-1681
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3414.1680


By means of reaction with calcium hydride in a generator of simple design, the water samples are converted into H2 and HD. With hydrogen as carrier gas, the greater thermal conductivity of HD produces a peak whose size is linearly related to the deuterium content of the original water.