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Schottky defect

[ shot-kee ]

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.


Schottky defect

/ ˈʃɒtkɪ /

noun

  1. physics a crystal defect in which vacancies exist in the lattice


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Schottky defect1

Named after Walter Hans Schottky (1886–1976), German physicist, who described it

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