Frenkel defect


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Frenkel defect

(ˈfrɛnkəl)
n
(General Physics) physics a crystal defect in which a lattice ion has moved to an interstitial position leaving a vacant lattice site
[C20: named after I. I. Frenkel (1894–1952), Russian physicist]
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Matsunami, "Experimental evidence for frenkel defect formation in amorphous SiO2 by electronic excitation," Physical Review Letters, vol.
Matsunami, "Experimental evidence for frenkel defect formation in amorphous Si[O.sub.2] by electronic excitation," Physical Review Letters, vol.
Neutrons and other high-energy particles collide and displace lattice atoms in semiconductors, creating Frenkel defects. Primary displaced atoms typically have enough energy to create secondary defects.