Dysprosium single crystal 66Dy162.50

Discovered and isolated in 1886 by P.E. Lecoq de Boisbaudran at Paris, France.

[Greek: dysprositos = hard to obtain] French: dysprosium
German: dysprosium
Italian: disprosio
Spanish: disprosio

Description: Dysprosium is a hard, silvery metal of the so-called rare earth group (more correctly termed the lanthanides). It is oxidised by oxygen, reacts rapidly with cold water, and dissolves in acids. Dysprosium is used in alloys for making magnets.


Metal single crystal properties
State: single crystal
Crystal structure: hexagonal
Production method: Floating zone
Standard size: diameter 7-8mm
thickness 1mm
Orientation: (0001)
Orientation accuracy: <2°, <1°, <0.5° or <0.1°
Polishing: as cut, one or two sides polished
Roughness of surface: <0.03µm
Purity: 99.99%