Applications for Deuterium

Pharmacist standing in pharmacy

Pharmaceutical

Metabolic studies have shown that deuterium containing drugs or deuterated drugs metabolize slower while generally retaining full potency and effectiveness.

D2O for Pharmaceuticals

Diagnostics

Hospital diagnostics labs and university laboratories all use deuterated compounds in their medical research, including cancer research.

D2O for Diagnostics

Autumn photo of a forest with two water falls which can be traced by deuterium oxide

Hydrology

Deuterium as a tracer, is applied in environmental studies, water and waste-water mapping, and more recently in the monitoring of hydraulic fracturing.

D2O for Hydrology

Closeup of a fibre optics cable which can be preserved with deuterium oxide products

Fibre-optics

Deuterium extends the life of fibre-optic cables by reducing the chemical reaction rate which leads to deterioration of the light transmission.

D2O for Fibre-optics

Scientist installing a CPU. Technology is one of the many applications for deuterium oxide

Semiconductors

Deuterium significantly improves the life cycle of semiconductors and microchips by preventing deterioration of the chip circuitry from chemical erosion.

D2O for Semiconductors

Scientist looking at a vial of heavy water for analytical research applications of deuterium oxide.

Scientific Research

Many organizations use deuterated products for Chemical, physical and biological research purposes.

D2O for Research