Schottky defect

[ shot-kee ]
/ ˈʃɒt ki /

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.

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Origin of Schottky defect

named after Walter Hans Schottky (1886–1976), German physicist, who described it
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British Dictionary definitions for Schottky defect

Schottky defect
/ (ˈʃɒtkɪ) /

noun

physics a crystal defect in which vacancies exist in the lattice
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