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Deuterium, also known as heavy hydrogen, was a stable isotype of hydrogen and was used as fuel on starships. With a chemical symbol of 2H, deuterium has a single proton and neutron. It occurs in less than one-half of one percent of naturally-occuring hydrogen.

Deuterium was used in warp reactors, it was injected into warp cores along with its antimatter counterpart, or antideuterium. The annihilation of the two substances within the core released energy used to power warp drives. For storage purposes, deuterium was frozen into a pellet form, and stored in tanks on board starships. In Federation Galaxy-class starships, deuterium was stored in a large tank at the top of the secondary hull.

In the Federation, deuterium was supplied to starships and other installations via fuel carriers. Starships would also supplement their supplies of deuterium by the use of Bussard collectors, which would gather deuterium and other interstellar particles for use on board ships. (TNG reference: Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual)

While performing a survey of a planet in the Hobus star system in 2387, Ayel, science officer of the Narada, detected trace amounts of iridium and deuterium, as well as large deposits of decalithium. (ST comic: "Countdown, Number One")

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Halo

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Deuterium is an isotope of the chemical element Hydrogen (chemical symbol H). Hydrogen contains only one proton in its nucleus. Protium contains only the proton, deuterium's nucleus contains one neutron in addition to the proton, and tritium contains two neutrons. Deuterium nuclei produce a great deal of energy when fused together into helium nuclei. This is the fusion reaction that occurs in the sun and all other stars. So, deuterium is a primary fuel source for Covenant starship reactors.

Deuterium has a natural abundance on planet surfaces, such as on Earth and Pegasi Delta. The Covenant build refineries to refine this material for use in their ships [1]. It is also used in UNSC stations, most likely to power the onboard reactors and, should the need arise, facilitate self-destruction by flooding the reserve tanks into the reaction chamber. [2]

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  1. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 15
  2. Halo: Fall of Reach, page 286

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Starwars

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This article is about the fuel. You may be looking for the Deuterium, a shuttle.
Coret Bhan destroys a B1 battle droid with explosive deuterium rounds

Deuterium was a type of fuel. It was used to power Senator Simon Greyshade's XJ-6 airspeeder. The fuel came packaged in a canister, which provided safe and compact transport.

Deuterium could also be harnessed as a weapon. They could be made into rounds fired from a projectile weapon which exploded on impact with the target.

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