First-principles study of the electronic structure and the Fermi surface in rare-earth filled skutterudites RPt4Ge12

  title={First-principles study of the electronic structure and the Fermi surface in rare-earth filled skutterudites 
  author={Gheorghe Lucian Pascut and Michael Widom and Kristjan Haule and Khandker F. Quader},
  journal={Physical Review B},
Experiments on rare-earth filled skutterudites demonstrate an intriguing array of thermodynamic, transport, and superconducting properties, and bring to fore theoretical challenges posed by $f$-electron systems. First-principle calculations based density functional theory and its extensions for strongly correlated systems such as the Hubbard $U$ correction, provide valuable information about electronic structure that can be used to understand experiments. We present a comprehensive study of the… 
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