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A valuable material with unique properties. 

Dysprosium Oxide belongs to the group of rare earths. In 2018, for example, global refined product production consisted of just one cube with an edge length of approx. 49 m and a weight of 1,000 tons. The very limited natural occurrence of dysprosium oxide worldwide, which is limited to a few mining areas, stands in stark contrast to the existing and only increasing industrial demand in the future. The supply gap for dyprosium is most pronounced at around 280%. In the long run, the imbalance between supply and demand is likely to remain a serious problem.

Dysprosium oxide was discovered by Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran.

  • Special properties:Paramagnetic material, high melting point and thermal stability, highly reactive

  • Application areas:Automotive electric motors, renewable energy, laser materials, radiation meters, materials testing equipment, magnets, electric capacitors

  • Future Technologies:Automotive electric motors, renewable energy

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