The silver gray heavy metal is ductile and bendable. It is very base and therefore very responsive: In air it oxidizes, in water it gets attacked, in diluted acid it dissolves. In its oxide form, it is a beige-yellow powder.
Similar to neodymium, dysprosium has highly magnetic properties. Thus, dysprosium is part of permanent magnets, which still have to function even at high temperatures. It serves as a shield for nuclear reactors and is processed in energy-saving lamps. It is also used to produce laser materials, glass and halogen lamps.
Limited production and continuously high demand make dysprosium a sought-after investment property.
Although the industry has, for example, been trying for years to reduce its proportion in the alloy for high-performance magnets, dysprosium is considered irreplaceable in many areas of application. Since the annual production volume is approximately 500 tonnes, there is a long-term threat of supply bottlenecks in dysprosium. A physical investment in dysprosium at this stage can therefore be very worthwhile for investors. Especially in the long term, this investment commodity is a viable option.
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