Schottky defect

noun Schott·ky defect \ˈshätkē-\

Definition of Schottky defect

  1. :  a defect in a crystal lattice created by removing an ion from its normal site and placing it on the crystal surface

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Origin and Etymology of schottky defect

after Walter Schottky, born 1886 German physicist

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a brief usually trivial fact

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