Dysprosium (pronounced /dɪsˈproʊziəm/) is a chemical element with the symbol Dy and atomic number 66. It has a very high melting temperature of 1,407°C. It can also absorb neutrons. This makes it very suitable for use with nuclear reactors and lasers.
Characteristics[change | change source]
Dysprosium is a rare earth element that has a metallic, bright silver luster.
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Compounds[change | change source]
- Fluorides: DyF3
- Chlorides: DyCl2, DyCl3
- Bromides: DyBr2, DyBr3
- Iodides: DyI2, DyI3
- Oxides: Dy2O3
- Sulfides: Dy2S3
- Nitrides: DyN
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