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Meaning of Schottky defect

Schott'ky de"fect

Pronunciation: (shot'kē), [key]
— Crystall. Crystall.
  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.
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