Deuterium Micromapping of Biological Samples by Using the D(T,n)4He Reaction and Plastic Track Detectors

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Science  25 Oct 1974:
Vol. 186, Issue 4161, pp. 361-363
DOI: 10.1126/science.186.4161.361


A technique has been developed to micromap deuterium by using the D(T,n)4He reaction and plastic track detectors. Labeling of cells with subpicogram quantities of deuterium was demonstrated. The technique was used to localize human lymphocytes transformed in vitro.