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Dysprosium Oxide (Dy2O3) Nanoparticles - Properties, Applications

Topics Covered

Introduction
Chemical Properties
Physical Properties
Thermal Properties
Applications

Introduction

The prospects of using nanomaterials with diameters of <100 nm in a number of applications is being widely researched around the world today.

This article discusses the properties and applications of dysprosium oxide nanoparticles. Dysprosium is a Block F, Period 6 element, while oxygen is a Block P, Period 2 element.

Dysprosium oxide nanoparticles appear in white/black powder form. These particles are insoluble in water, and moderately soluble in strong mineral acids.

Chemical Properties

The chemical properties of dysprosium oxide nanoparticles are outlined in the following table.

Chemical Data
Chemical symbol Dy2O3
CAS No. 1308-87-8
Group Dysprosium 3
Oxygen 16
Electronic configuration Dysprosium [Xe] 4f10 6s2
Oxygen [He] 2s2 2p4
Chemical Composition
Element Content (%)
Dysprosium 87.13
Oxygen 12.86

Physical Properties

The physical properties of dysprosium oxide nanoparticles are given in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 7.81 g/cm3 0.282 lb/in3
Molar mass 373.g/mol -

Thermal Properties

The thermal properties of dysprosium oxide nanoparticles are provided in the table below.

Properties Metric Imperial
Melting point 2408°C 4366°F

Applications

Researchers are working on using dysprosium oxide nanocrystals as a magnetic nanoparticle with several applications. Dysprosium oxide nanocrystals can also used as a high surface area for catalytic compounds.

Source: AZoNano

Date Added: Apr 6, 2013 | Updated: Jul 11, 2013
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