Superconductivity and Magnetism in Skutterudites
Superconductivity and Magnetism in Skutterudites discusses superconducting and magnetic properties of a class of materials called skutterudites. With a brief introduction of the fundamental structural features of skutterudites, the book then provides a detailed assessment of the superconducting and magnetic properties, focusing particularly on the rare earth-filled skutterudites where a plethora of fascinating properties and ground states is realized due to interactions of the filler species with the framework ions. Such interactions underpin the exciting forms of superconductivity and magnetism, most notably realized in the exotic heavy fermion superconductor of composition PrOs4Sb12. The two main topics of superconductivity and magnetism are provided with a concise introduction of superconducting and magnetic properties so that a reader can appreciate and understand the main arguments in the text. This book would appeal to graduate students, postdoctoral students, and anyone interested in superconducting and magnetic properties of a large family of minerals called skutterudites.
• Gives a thorough account of the superconducting and magnetic properties of skutterudites.
• Each topic is accompanied by introductory sections to assist in the understanding of the text.
• Supported by numerous figures and all key references.
Chapter 1. Brief Review of Structure and Electronic Bands of Skutterudites
Chapter 2. Superconducting Skutterudites
Chapter 3. Magnetic Properties of Skutterudites.