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Dysprosium Boride DyB6

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Boride IonDysprosium Boride is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. Borides are hard, high-melting materials with metal-like conductivity. They are stable to nonoxidizing acids but break down in strong oxidizing agents and strong alkalis. Borides are used in semiconductors, superconductors, diamagnetic, paramagnetic, ferromagnetic, anti-ferromagnetic, turbine blades, and rocket nozzles. Borides have recently been discovered to be superconductive and ultra-incompressible. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.


dysprosium hexaboride, Dysprosium boride (DyB6), (OC-6-11)-

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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 Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Elements

See more Dysprosium products. Dysprosium (atomic symbol: Dy, atomic number: 66) is a Block F, Group 3, Period 6 element with an atomic radius of 162.5. Dysprosium Bohr ModelThe 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. Elemental Dysprosium PictureIt 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. Dysprosium 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.

Recent Research

Isotopically enriched polymorphs of dysprosium single molecule magnets., Kishi, Y, Pointillart F, Lefeuvre B, Riobé F, Le Guennic B, Golhen S, Cador O, Maury O, Fujiwara H, and Ouahab L , Chem Commun (Camb), 2017 Mar 23, Volume 53, Issue 25, p.3575-3578, (2017)

Electrostatic Potential Determined Magnetic Dynamics Observed in Two Mononuclear β-Diketone Dysprosium(III) Single-Molecule Magnets., Cen, Pei-Pei, Zhang Sheng, Liu Xiang-Yu, Song Wei-Ming, Zhang Yi-Quan, Xie Gang, and Chen San-Ping , Inorg Chem, 2017 Mar 20, Volume 56, Issue 6, p.3644-3656, (2017)

Phthalocyanine supported dinuclear Ln(III) complexes: the solvent-induced change of magnetic properties in dysprosium(iii) analogues., Ge, Jing-Yuan, Wang Hai-Ying, Li Jing, Xie Jia-Ze, Song You, and Zuo Jing-Lin , Dalton Trans, 2017 Mar 07, Volume 46, Issue 10, p.3353-3362, (2017)

A unique dysprosium selenoarsenate(iii) exhibiting a photocurrent response and slow magnetic relaxation behavior., Zhou, Jian, Zou Hua-Hong, Zhao Rongqing, Xiao Hong, and Ding Qingran , Dalton Trans, 2017 Jan 03, Volume 46, Issue 2, p.342-346, (2017)

Structures and magnetic properties of dysprosium complexes: the effect of crystallization temperature., Guo, Mei, Wang Yue, Wu Jianfeng, Zhao Lang, and Tang Jinkui , Dalton Trans, 2017 Jan 03, Volume 46, Issue 2, p.564-570, (2017)

Di- and octa-nuclear dysprosium clusters derived from pyridyl-triazole based ligand: {Dy2} showing single molecule magnetic behaviour., Akhtar, Muhammad Nadeem, Liao Xiao-Fen, Chen Yan-Cong, Liu Jun-Liang, and Tong Ming-Liang , Dalton Trans, 2017 Feb 28, Volume 46, Issue 9, p.2981-2987, (2017)

Structure and dysprosium dopant engineering of gadolinium oxide nanoparticles for enhanced dual-modal magnetic resonance and fluorescence imaging., Yin, Jinchang, Li Chaorui, Chen Deqi, Yang Jiajun, Liu Huan, Hu Wenyong, and Shao Yuanzhi , Phys Chem Chem Phys, 2017 Feb 15, Volume 19, Issue 7, p.5366-5376, (2017)

An air stable radical-bridged dysprosium single molecule magnet and its neutral counterpart: redox switching of magnetic relaxation dynamics., Dolinar, Brian S., Gómez-Coca Silvia, Alexandropoulos Dimitris I., and Dunbar Kim R. , Chem Commun (Camb), 2017 Feb 14, Volume 53, Issue 14, p.2283-2286, (2017)

Tetragonal to Cubic Transformation of SiO2-Stabilized ZrO2 Polymorph through Dysprosium Substitutions., Vasanthavel, Subramaniyan, Derby Brian, and Kannan Sanjeevi , Inorg Chem, 2017 Feb 06, Volume 56, Issue 3, p.1273-1281, (2017)

Synthesis and biological evaluation of a new dysprosium(III) complex containing 2,9-dimethyl 1,10-phenanthroline., Moradi, Zohreh, Khorasani-Motlagh Mozhgan, and Noroozifar Meissam , J Biomol Struct Dyn, 2017 Feb, Volume 35, Issue 2, p.300-311, (2017)


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