Chemistry:Dysprosium titanate

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Dysprosium titanate
Fragment of pyrochlore lattice in spin ice state.png
IUPAC name
Dysprosium titanate
3D model (JSmol)
Molar mass 532.727 g·mol−1
Density 6.8 g/cm3[1]
Fd3m, cF88, No. 227
a = 1.0136 nm
Related compounds
Other cations
Holmium titanate
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Dysprosium titanate (Dy2Ti2O7) is an inorganic compound, a ceramic of the titanate family, with pyrochlore structure.

Dysprosium titanate, like holmium titanate and holmium stannate, is a spin ice material. In 2009, quasiparticles resembling magnetic monopoles were observed at low temperature and high magnetic field.[2][3]

Dysprosium titanate (Dy2TiO5) is used since 1995 as material for control rods of commercial nuclear reactor.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Dolgikh V.A., Lavat E.A. (1991). "Preparation of new oxide nitrides with the pyrochlore structure". Russ. J. Inorg. Chem. 36: 1389–1392. 
  2. "Magnetic Monopoles Detected In A Real Magnet For The First Time". Science Daily. 2009-09-04. 
  3. Morris, D. J. P.; Tennant, D. A.; Grigera, S. A.; Klemke, B.; Castelnovo, C.; Moessner, R.; Czternasty, C.; Meissner, M. et al. (2009-09-03). "Dirac Strings and Magnetic Monopoles in Spin Ice Dy2Ti2O7". Science 326 (5951): 411–4. doi:10.1126/science.1178868. PMID 19729617. Bibcode2009Sci...326..411M. 
  4. Risovany, V.D.; Varlashova, E.E.; Suslov, D.N. (2000). "Dysprosium titanate as an absorber material for control rods". Journal of Nuclear Materials 281 (1): 84–89. doi:10.1016/S0022-3115(00)00129-X. Bibcode2000JNuM..281...84R.