Electromagnet with dysprosium
Electromagnet with dysprosium
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Drawing Dysprosium Pile

Dysprosium

The booster for electric motors: Dysprosium

Properties of Dysprosium

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.

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Dysprosium oxide heap

Applications for Dysprosium

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. In addition it is used for the production of laser-material, glas and halogen lamps.

Limited production and continuously high demand make dysprosium a sought-after investment property.

Limited production and continuously high demand make dysprosium a sought-after investment property.

Tangible Asset Dysprosium

Worth Knowing

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 for dysprosium.

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Dysprosium oxide of TRADIUM

TRADIUM sells dysprosium as a tangible asset in oxide form. This has several advantages: Oxides can be stored almost without limits. In addition, every industrial usage of rare earths depends on oxides. The oxide state thus makes it easier to liquidate the asset.

Price History

price chart dysprosium

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