Frenkel defect


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Frenkel defect

[′freŋk·əl ′dē‚fekt]
(solid-state physics)
A crystal defect consisting of a vacancy and an interstitial which arise when an atom is plucked out of a normal lattice site and forced into an interstitial position. Also known as Frenkel pair.