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66 Dy Dysprosium

Lanthanoid, mass: 162.5 u, 6 stable isotopes (158, 160-164), abundance rank (earth/space): 51/62

Click image to magnify. Ultrapure dysprosium dendrites. Original size in cm: 2 x 2
Dysprodium Dysprodium dendrites
Dysprosium is a typical lanthanoid, which is not widely used so far. It is the best material for capturing hot neutrons, which has some applications in controlling nuclear processes.

Dysprodium cut Dysprodium spaceship

Dysprosium sulfate
Pale yellow-green dysprosium sulfate, Dy2(SO4)3. Vial diameter 1 cm. Dysprosium sulfate is used, amongst others, for special glass. See also samarium sulfate.


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