Friday, March 08, 2013



  • Dysprosium is a metallic chemical element in the lanthanide group of the periodic table of elements with the symbol Dy and atomic number 66.
  • Dysprosium and holmium have the highest magnetic strengths of the elements and especially at low temperatures.
  • It is a soft and silvery rare earth element used in nuclear research. It reacts with cold water and rapidly dissolves in acids.
  • It never encountered as the free element, but is found in many minerals and it has also been considered for use in diesel engine fuel injectors.
  • This type of metal is available commercially so it is not normally necessary to make it in the laboratory and it which is just as well as it is difficult to isolate as the pure metal. 

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