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Schottky defect

[shot-kee] /ˈʃɒt ki/
noun, Crystallography
1.
an unoccupied position in a crystal lattice caused by the relocation of an atom or ion from the interior to the surface of the crystal.
Origin
named after Walter Hans Schottky (1886-1976), German physicist, who described it
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Schottky defect

/ˈʃɒtkɪ/
noun
1.
(physics) a crystal defect in which vacancies exist in the lattice
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