Dysprosium Foil

High Purity Dy Foil
CAS 7429-91-6

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(2N) 99% Dysprosium Foil DY-M-02-F Contact American Elements
(2N5) 99.5% Dysprosium Foil DY-M-025-F Contact American Elements
(3N) 99.9% Dysprosium Foil DY-M-03-F Contact American Elements
(3N5) 99.95% Dysprosium Foil
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(4N) 99.99% Dysprosium Foil DY-M-04-F Contact American Elements
(5N) 99.999% Dysprosium Foil DY-M-05-F Contact American Elements

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 (See also application discussion at Nanotechnology Information and at Quantum Dots) 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 'dysprosito,s' 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 Information Center.


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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

  • Yingjie Zhang, Mohan Bhadbhade, Nicholas Scales, Inna Karatchevtseva, Jason R. Price, Kim Lu, Gregory R. Lumpkin, Dysprosium complexes with mono-/di-carboxylate ligands—From simple dimers to 2D and 3D frameworks, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Volume 219, November 2014
  • Yan Wang, Bin Cui, Lulu Zhang, Zhenyu Hu, Yaoyu Wang, Phase composition, microstructure, and dielectric properties of dysprosium-doped Ba(Zr0.1Ti0.9)O3-based Y5V ceramics with high permittivity, Ceramics International, Volume 40, Issue 8, Part A, September 2014
  • Wei-Lu Xiong, Qing-Yan Liu, Cai-Ming Liu, Yu-Ling Wang, Slow magnetization relaxation in a one-dimensional dysprosium-carboxylate compound based on the linear Dy4 units synthesized ionothermally from a deep-eutectic solvent, Inorganic Chemistry Communications, Available online 9 August 2014
  • Z. Khadraoui, C. Bouzidi, K. Horchani-Naifer, M. Ferid, Crystal structure, energy band and optical properties Of dysprosium monophosphate DyPO4, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Available online 7 August 2014
  • Shuang-Yan Lin, Jinkui Tang, Versatile tetranuclear dysprosium single-molecule magnets, Polyhedron, Available online 12 June 2014
  • M.F. Al-Kuhaili, S.M.A. Durrani, Structural and optical properties of dysprosium oxide thin films, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 591, 5 April 2014
  • Lu Wang, Dongqing Li, Jian Chang, Hongbo Guo, Shengkai Gong, Huibin Xu, Isothermal Oxidation Behavior of Dysprosium/S-Doped ß-NiAl Alloys at 1200 °C, Journal of Materials Science & Technology, Volume 30, Issue 3, March 2014
  • José A. Jiménez, Twofold-coordinated tin centers as UV sensitizers of trivalent dysprosium ions, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Volume 387, 1 March 2014
  • V. Koval, I. Skorvanek, M. Reece, L. Mitoseriu, H. Yan, Effect of dysprosium substitution on crystal structure and physical properties of multiferroic BiFeO3 ceramics, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Volume 34, Issue 3, March 2014
  • Hengchao Sun, Likun Pan, Xianqing Piao, Zhuo Sun, Enhanced performance of cadmium selenide quantum dot-sensitized solar cells by incorporating long afterglow europium, dysprosium co-doped strontium aluminate phosphors, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 416, 15 February 2014
  • A. Cherif, S. Jomni, W. Belgacem, N. Elghoul, K. Khirouni, L. Beji, The temperature dependence on the electrical properties of dysprosium oxide deposited on p-Si substrate, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, Available online 7 February 2014
  • R. Balderas-Xicohténcatl, R. Martínez-Martínez, Z. Rivera-Alvarez, J. Santoyo-Salazar, C. Falcony, Photo and cathodoluminescence characteristics of dysprosium doped yttrium oxide nanoparticles prepared by Polyol method, Journal of Luminescence, Volume 146, February 2014
  • L. Jyothi, G. Upender, R. Kuladeep, D. Narayana Rao, Structural, thermal, optical properties and simulation of white light of titanium-tungstate-tellurite glasses doped with dysprosium, Materials Research Bulletin, Volume 50, February 2014
  • Mengsi Yang, Jianhua Jin, Guiqing Xu, Fengling Cui, Hongxia Luo, A naproxen complex of dysprosium intercalates into calf thymus DNA base pairs, Chemical Physics, Volume 428, 15 January 2014
  • Y. Karabulut, A. Canimoglu, Z. Kotan, O. Akyuz, E. Ekdal, Luminescence of dysprosium doped strontium aluminate phosphors by codoping with manganese ion, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 583, 15 January 2014
  • Qi-Guo Hu, Zong-Yang Shen, Yue-Ming Li, Zhu-Mei Wang, Wen-Qin Luo, Zhi-Xiang Xie, Enhanced energy storage properties of dysprosium doped strontium titanate ceramics, Ceramics International, Volume 40, Issue 1, Part B, January 2014
  • Zhang Hongsong, Yan Shuqing, Chen Xiaoge, Preparation and thermophysical properties of fluorite-type samarium–dysprosium–cerium oxides, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Volume 34, Issue 1, January 2014
  • José J. Baldoví, Juan M. Clemente-Juan, Eugenio Coronado, Alejandro Gaita-Ariño, Two pyrazolylborate dysprosium(III) and neodymium(III) single ion magnets modeled by a Radial Effective Charge approach, Polyhedron, Volume 66, 13 December 2013
  • Stuart K. Langley, Boujemaa Moubaraki, Keith S. Murray, Trinuclear, octanuclear and decanuclear dysprosium(III) complexes: Synthesis, structural and magnetic studies, Polyhedron, Volume 64, 12 November 2013