split interstitial

split interstitial

[′split ‚in·tər′stish·əl]
(crystallography)
A crystal defect in which a displaced atom forms a bond with a normal atom in such a way that neither atom is on the normal site but the two are symmetrically displaced from it.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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