- 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 of Schottky defect
named after Walter Hans Schottky (1886–1976), German physicist, who described it
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- physics a crystal defect in which vacancies exist in the lattice
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