Light water reactor/Definition

From Citizendium
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This article contains just a definition and optionally other subpages (such as a list of related articles), but no metadata. Create the metadata page if you want to expand this into a full article.

Light water reactor [r]: A nuclear reactor that uses regular water, called light water because its hydrogen nuclei are H-1, as opposed to heavy water whose hydrogen nuclei are H-2.