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Investigations of Bonding in Skutterudites by Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy

  • Oystein Prytz (a1), Ragnhild Saterli (a2), Randi Holmestad (a3) and Johan Tafto (a4)

Abstract

The local electronic structure of phosphorus in the binary skutterudites CoP3 and NiP3, and in the filled skutterudite LaFe4P12 are studied using a combination of electron energy-loss spectroscopy and ab initio calculations. Relative to CoP3 we observe a filling of phosphorus s and d states in NiP3, while for LaFe4P12 increased EELS intensity indicates more empty s and d states close to the Fermi-level.

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Investigations of Bonding in Skutterudites by Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy

  • Oystein Prytz (a1), Ragnhild Saterli (a2), Randi Holmestad (a3) and Johan Tafto (a4)

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