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A metallic-gray mineral, typically forming cubic or octahedral crystals, consisting chiefly of an arsenide of cobalt and nickel.
- ‘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.’
- ‘To prove it, the researchers first measured the specific heat of both the unfilled and filled skutterudite.’
- ‘Thermodynamically metastable skutterudite crystalline-structured compounds are disclosed having preselected stoichiometric compositions.’
Mid 19th century: from Skutterud (now Skotterud), a village in southeastern Norway, + -ite.
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