Schottky defect


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 of Schottky defect

named after Walter Hans Schottky (1886–1976), German physicist, who described it Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for schottky defect

Schottky defect


physics a crystal defect in which vacancies exist in the lattice
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