BaPt4Ge12: A Skutterudite Based Entirely on a Ge Framework (pages 1325–1328)
Ernst Bauer, Andriy Grytsiv, Xing-Qiu Chen, Nataliya Melnychenko-Koblyuk, Gerfried Hilscher, Heinrich Kaldarar, Herwig Michor, Esmaeil Royanian, Martin Rotter, Raimund Podloucky and Peter Rogl
Version of Record online: 18 MAR 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.200701396
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.