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Keywords:

  • Electronic structure;
  • Germanium;
  • Superconductivity
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A novel superconducting skutterudite is prepared based entirely on a Ge framework incorporating Ba filler atoms. The superconductivity arises from the hybridization of the Ge 4p-like states with Pt 5d-like states and the Ba filler atoms merely serve to stabilize the structure.