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Dysprosium Foil

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Dysprosium Foil Properties

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Melting Point

1412 °C

Boiling Point

2562 °C


8.550 gm/cc

Thermal Expansion

(r.t.) (?, poly) 9.9 µm/(m·K)

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Thermal Conductivity

0.107 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K

Young's Modulus

(? form) 61.4 GPa

Vickers Hardness

540 MPa

Poisson's Ratio

(? form) 0.247

Electrical Resistivity

57.0 microhm-cm @ 25 °C



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

Dysprosium Foil Health & Safety Information

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Safety Statements 22-24/25
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WGK Germany 3

About Dysprosium Foil

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.

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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 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

Custom Coordination Environments for Lanthanoids: Tripodal Ligands Achieve Near-Perfect Octahedral Coordination for Two Dysprosium-Based Molecular Nanomagnets., Lim, Kwang Soo, Baldoví José J., Jiang ShangDa, Koo Bong Ho, Kang Dong Won, Lee Woo Ram, Koh Eui Kwan, Gaita-Ariño Alejandro, Coronado Eugenio, Slota Michael, et al. , Inorg Chem, 2017 May 01, Volume 56, Issue 9, p.4911-4917, (2017)

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)

Antimony-ligated dysprosium single-molecule magnets as catalysts for stibine dehydrocoupling., Pugh, Thomas, Chilton Nicholas F., and Layfield Richard A. , Chem Sci, 2017 Mar 01, Volume 8, Issue 3, p.2073-2080, (2017)

White- and blue-light-emitting dysprosium(III) and terbium(III)-doped gadolinium titanate phosphors., Antić, Ž, Kuzman S, Đorđević V, Dramićanin M D., and Thundat T , Luminescence, 2017 Jun, Volume 32, Issue 4, p.539-544, (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)

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)

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)


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