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vacancy  point defect; empty site in crystal lattice.
crystal defects  defects (imperfections) of the crystallographic structure of a crystalline solid. types of defects that can occur in crystalline material: 1. point defects 2. line defects 3. planar defects 4. volume defects
point defect  highly localized imperfection of a crystalline structure; affects the periodicity of the crystal mostly in, or around, one unit cell; p.d. can be a vacancy, or interstitial, substitutional defect.
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vacancy   point defect in crystalline solids; a missing atom in single crystal lattice; also know as Schottky defect.
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