Definition of skutterudite in English:

skutterudite

noun

mass noun
  • A grey metallic mineral, typically forming cubic or octahedral crystals, consisting chiefly of an arsenide of cobalt and nickel.

    • ‘To prove it, the researchers first measured the specific heat of both the unfilled and filled skutterudite.’
    • ‘We present evidence of a relatively high dimensionless figure of merit in a polycrystalline skutterudite partially filled with ytterbium ions.’
    • ‘The name skutterudite comes from the locality of Skutterud, Norway.’
    • ‘Thermodynamically metastable skutterudite crystalline-structured compounds are disclosed having preselected stoichiometric compositions.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Skutterud (now Skuterud), a village in SE Norway, + -ite.

Pronunciation

skutterudite

/ˈskʊt(ə)rəˌdʌɪt/