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skutterudite

[skuht-uh-ruhd-ahyt] /ˈskʌt əˌrʌd aɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral, chiefly cobalt and nickel arsenide, (Co,Ni)As 3 , with some iron, occurring in the form of gray cubic crystals, usually in masses: a source of cobalt and nickel.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < German Skutterudit, named after Skutterud in Norway; see -ite1
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Encyclopedia Article for skutterudite

one of a series of cobalt and nickel arsenide minerals that occur with other cobalt and nickel minerals in moderate-temperature veins. The members of the series, which all form crystals of isometric symmetry, are skutterudite and smaltite; their compositions approach that of (Co,Fe,Ni)As23.

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