Schottky defect

Schottky defect

[shot-kee]
noun Crystallography.
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)
 
n
physics a crystal defect in which vacancies exist in the lattice

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