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Vacancies vs. Defects

by Woopydalan
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Woopydalan
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Oct10-13, 02:00 AM
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Hello,

I am wondering, what is the difference between a vacancy and a defect in a solid solution? They both have the same arrhenius equation that describes their number ratio with atom sites, but I thought a vacancy is a defect, or is a defect a more broad term than just a vacancy (i.e. vacancy is a defect but defect doesn't necessarily imply vacancy)

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Oct10-13, 04:26 AM
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(i.e. vacancy is a defect but defect doesn't necessarily imply vacancy)
Right. There are many defect types, a vacancy is one of them.


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