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skutterudite Line breaks: skut¦terud|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈskʊt(ə)rəˌdʌɪt/

Definition of skutterudite in English:


[mass noun]
A grey metallic mineral, typically forming cubic or octahedral crystals, consisting chiefly of an arsenide of cobalt and nickel.
Example sentences
  • To prove it, the researchers first measured the specific heat of both the unfilled and filled skutterudite.
  • The name skutterudite comes from the locality of Skutterud, Norway.
  • We present evidence of a relatively high dimensionless figure of merit in a polycrystalline skutterudite partially filled with ytterbium ions.


Mid 19th century: from Skutterud (now Skuterud), a village in SE Norway, + -ite1.

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