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Dysprosium Foil

High Purity Dy Foil
CAS 7429-91-6

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Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No Beilstein
Re. No.
Dy 7429-91-6 24855944 23912 MFCD00010982 231-073-9 N/A [Dy] InChI=1S/Dy KBQHZAAAGSGFKK-UHFFFAOYSA-N

PROPERTIES Mol. Wt. Appearance Density Tensile Strength Melting Point Boiling Point Thermal Conductivity Electrical Resistivity Eletronegativity Specific Heat Heat of Vaporization Heat of Fusion MSDS
162.5 N/A 8.550 gm/cc N/A 1412°C 2562°C 0.107 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K 57.0 microhm-cm @ 25°C N/A 0.0414 Cal/g/K @ 25°C 67 K-cal/gm atom at 2562 °C 4.10 Cal/gm mole Safety Data Sheet

See safety data below. American Elements specializes in producing Dysprosium High Purity Foil and sheets in many thicknesses and sizes for numerous industrial uses and provides health and occupational safety information for this product. Most foils are produced from cast Ingots for use in coating and thin film Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) processes including Ultra High Purity (99.9+%) thin film foilThermal and Electron Beam (E-Beam) Evaporation, Low Temperature Organic Evaporation, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Organometallic and Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) for specific applications such as fuel cells and solar energy. Thickness can range from 0.003" to approximately 2mm for all metals. Some metals can also be rolled down as thin as 0.001” for use as an evaporation source in microelectronics, optics, magnetics, MEMS, and hard resistant coatings. Piece sizes are available up to approximately 7" maximum width. Maximum lengths of about 20" can be obtained with a nominal thickness between about 0.005" and 0.020" for thin film deposition on glass or metal substrates. Materials are produced using crystallization, solid state and other ultra high purification processes such as sublimation. American Elements specializes in producing custom compositions for commercial and research applications and for new proprietary technologies. American Elements also casts any of the rare earth metals and most other advanced materials into rod, bar, or plate form, as well as other machined shapes and through other processes such as nanoparticles () and in the form of solutions and organometallics. We also produce Dysprosium as rods, powder and plates. Other shapes are available by request.

Dysprosium Bohr ModelDysprosium Element SymbolDysprosium (atomic symbol: Dy, atomic number: 66) is a Block F, Group 3, Period 6 element with an atomic radius of 162.5. The number of electrons in each of dysprosium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 28, 8, 2] and its electron configuration is [Xe] 4f10 6s2. The dysprosium atom has an atomic radius of 178 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 229 pm. Dysprosium was first discovered by Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran in 1886.In its elemental form, dysprosium has a silvery-white appearance. It is a member of the lanthanide or rare earth series of elements and, along with holmium, has the highest magnetic strength of all other elements on the periodic table, especially at low temperatures. Elemental Dysprosium PictureDysprosium is found in various minerals including bastnäsite, blomstrandine, euxenite, fergusonite, gadolinite, monazite, polycrase and xenotime. It is not found in nature as a free element. The element name originates from the Greek word dysprositos, meaning hard to get at. For more information on dysprosium, including properties, satefy data, research, and American Elements' catalog of dysprosium products, visit the Dysprosium element page.


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Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

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Recent Research & Development for Dysprosium

  • Field-Induced Multiple Relaxation Mechanism of CoIII2DyIII Compound with the Dysprosium Ion in a Low-Symmetrical Environment. Shufang Xue, Liviu Ungur, Yun-Nan Guo, Jinkui Tang, and Liviu F. Chibotaru. Inorg. Chem.: November 13, 2014
  • Mononuclear and Tetranuclear Compounds of Yttrium and Dysprosium Ligated by a Salicylic Schiff-Base Derivative: Synthesis, Photoluminescence, and Magnetism. Munendra Yadav, Valeriu Mereacre, Sergei Lebedkin, Manfred M. Kappes, Annie K. Powell, and Peter W. Roesky. Inorg. Chem.: September 19, 2014
  • Crystal Field Splitting of the Ground State of Terbium(III) and Dysprosium(III) Complexes with a Triimidazolyl Tripod Ligand and an Acetate Determined by Magnetic Analysis and Luminescence. Seira Shintoyo, Keishiro Murakami, Takeshi Fujinami, Naohide Matsumoto, Naotaka Mochida, Takayuki Ishida, Yukinari Sunatsuki, Masayuki Watanabe, Masanobu Tsuchimoto, Jerzy Mrozinski, Cecilia Coletti, and Nazzareno Re. Inorg. Chem.: September 9, 2014
  • Local Coordination Geometry Perturbed β-Diketone Dysprosium Single-Ion Magnets. Jing Zhu, Changzheng Wang, Fang Luan, Tianqi Liu, Pengfei Yan, and Guangming Li. Inorg. Chem.: August 19, 2014
  • Hexanuclear, HeteroMetallic, Ni3Ln3 Complexes Possessing O-Capped Homo- and HeteroMetallic Structural Subunits: SMM Behavior of the Dysprosium Analogue. Joydeb Goura, Rogez Guillaume, Eric Rivière, and Vadapalli Chandrasekhar. Inorg. Chem.: July 22, 2014
  • Structural and Electronic Dependence of the Single-Molecule-Magnet Behavior of Dysprosium(III) Complexes. Victoria E. Campbell, Hélène Bolvin, Eric Rivière, Regis Guillot, Wolfgang Wernsdorfer, and Talal Mallah. Inorg. Chem.: February 17, 2014
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Dysprosium-Doped ZnO Nanoparticle for Photocatalysis of a Textile Dye under Visible Light Irradiation. Alireza Khataee, Reza Darvishi Cheshmeh Soltani, Younes Hanifehpour, Mahdie Safarpour, Habib Gholipour Ranjbar, and Sang Woo Joo. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.: January 17, 2014
  • Pentanuclear Heterometallic {Ni2Ln3} (Ln = Gd, Dy, Tb, Ho) Assemblies. Single-Molecule Magnet Behavior and Multistep Relaxation in the Dysprosium Derivative. Vadapalli Chandrasekhar, Prasenjit Bag, Wolfgang Kroener, Klaus Gieb, and Paul Müller. Inorg. Chem.: November 7, 2013
  • Influence of Intramolecular f-f Interactions on Nuclear Spin Driven Quantum Tunneling of Magnetizations in Quadruple-Decker Phthalocyanine Complexes Containing Two Terbium or Dysprosium Magnetic Centers. Takamitsu Fukuda, Kazuya Matsumura, and Naoto Ishikawa. J. Phys. Chem. A: September 4, 2013
  • Synthesis, Structure, and Magnetic Properties of a New Family of Tetra-nuclear {Mn2IIILn2}(Ln = Dy, Gd, Tb, Ho) Clusters With an Arch-Type Topology: Single-Molecule Magnetism Behavior in the Dysprosium and Terbium Analogues. Vadapalli Chandrasekhar, Prasenjit Bag, Manfred Speldrich, Jan van Leusen, and Paul Kögerler. Inorg. Chem.: April 24, 2013