Dysprosium Foil



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Molecular Weight 162.5


Melting Point 1412 °C
Boiling Point 2562 °C
Density 8.550 gm/cc
Thermal Expansion

(r.t.) (?, poly) 9.9 µm/(m·K)

Poisson Ratio (? form) 0.247
Vickers Hardness 540 MPa
Young's Modulus (? form) 61.4 GPa
Tensile Strength N/A
Thermal Conductivity 0.107 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K
Electronegativity N/A
Specific Heat 0.0414 Cal/g/K @ 25 °C
Heat of Vaporization 67 K-cal/gm atom at 2562 °C
Heat of Fusion 4.10 Cal/gm mole

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H228
Hazard Codes N/A
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Statements 22-24/25
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information N/A
WGK Germany 3
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) N/A

Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H228
Hazard Codes N/A
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Statements 22-24/25
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information N/A
WGK Germany 3

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Date Created: 5/15/2015
Date Revised: 5/15/2015

Chemical Identifiers

Formula Dy
CAS 7429-91-6
Pubchem CID 23912
MDL MFCD00010982
EC No. 231-073-9
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Dy


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.

Packaging Specifications

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 Products & Element Information

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

1,2,4-Diazaphospholide complexes of yttrium(iii), dysprosium(iii), erbium(iii), and europium(ii,iii): synthesis, X-ray structural characterization, and EPR analysis., Wang, Yongli, Guo Wenzhen, Liu Dongling, Yang Ying, and Zheng Wenjun , Dalton Trans, 2016 Jan 6, Volume 45, Issue 3, p.899-903, (2016)

Acute dysprosium toxicity to Daphnia pulex and Hyalella azteca and development of the biotic ligand approach., Vukov, Oliver, D Smith Scott, and McGeer James C. , Aquat Toxicol, 2016 Jan, Volume 170, p.142-51, (2016)

Construction of Polynuclear Lanthanide (Ln = Dy(III), Tb(III), and Nd(III)) Cage Complexes Using Pyridine-Pyrazole-Based Ligands: Versatile Molecular Topologies and SMM Behavior., Bala, Sukhen, Bishwas Mousumi Sen, Pramanik Bhaskar, Khanra Sumit, Fromm Katharina M., Poddar Pankaj, and Mondal Raju , Inorg Chem, 2015 Sep 8, Volume 54, Issue 17, p.8197-206, (2015)

Photodissociation spectroscopy of the dysprosium monochloride molecular ion., Dunning, Alexander, Petrov Alexander, Schowalter Steven J., Puri Prateek, Kotochigova Svetlana, and Hudson Eric R. , J Chem Phys, 2015 Sep 28, Volume 143, Issue 12, p.124309, (2015)

Self-Assembly of a Giant Tetrahedral 3 d-4 f Single-Molecule Magnet within a Polyoxometalate System., Ibrahim, Masooma, Mereacre Valeriu, Leblanc Nicolas, Wernsdorfer Wolfgang, Anson Christopher E., and Powell Annie K. , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2015 Sep 22, (2015)

Dual-mode T1 and T2 magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent based on ultrasmall mixed gadolinium-dysprosium oxide nanoparticles: synthesis, characterization, and in vivo application., Tegafaw, Tirusew, Xu Wenlong, Ahmad Md Wasi, Baeck Jong Su, Chang Yongmin, Bae Ji Eun, Chae Kwon Seok, Kim Tae Jeong, and Lee Gang Ho , Nanotechnology, 2015 Sep 11, Volume 26, Issue 36, p.365102, (2015)

Single molecule magnet behaviour in a rare trinuclear {Cr(III)Dy} methoxo-bridged complex., Car, Pierre-Emmanuel, Favre Annaïck, Caneschi Andrea, and Sessoli Roberta , Dalton Trans, 2015 Sep 1, Volume 44, Issue 36, p.15769-73, (2015)

A water-stable metal-organic framework of a zwitterionic carboxylate with dysprosium: a sensing platform for Ebolavirus RNA sequences., Qin, Liang, Lin Li-Xian, Fang Zhi-Ping, Yang Shui-Ping, Qiu Gui-Hua, Chen Jin-Xiang, and Chen Wen-Hua , Chem Commun (Camb), 2015 Oct 27, (2015)

Analysis of the Role of Peripheral Ligands Coordinated to Zn(II) in Enhancing the Energy Barrier in Luminescent Linear Trinuclear Zn-Dy-Zn Single-Molecule Magnets., Costes, Jean Pierre, Titos-Padilla Silvia, Oyarzabal Itziar, Gupta Tulika, Duhayon Carine, Rajaraman Gopalan, and Colacio Enrique , Chemistry, 2015 Oct 26, Volume 21, Issue 44, p.15785-96, (2015)

Magnetocaloric properties of TbN, DyN and HoN nanopowders prepared by the plasma arc discharge method., Shinde, K P., Jang S H., Kim J W., Kim D S., Ranot M, and Chung K C. , Dalton Trans, 2015 Oct 22, (2015)