Vacancies vs. Defects

  1. 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)

    Thank you
  2. jcsd
  3. mfb

    Staff: Mentor

    Right. There are many defect types, a vacancy is one of them.
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