State the reason, why heavy water is generally used as a moderator in a nuclear reactor.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

In nuclear reactors, heavy water is generally used as a moderator because unlike normal water, which absorbs neutron, it slows down neutron without absorbing it.

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM