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What is the new location of a smaller ion in the Frenkel defect?


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Frenkel defect:

  • This defect is shown by ionic solids. The smaller ion (usually cation) is dislocated from its normal site to an interstitial site".
  • This defect is also called a dislocation defect.
  • “It creates a vacancy defect at its original site and an interstitial defect at its new location.”
  • The new location of a smaller ion is dislocated to an interstitial site.

Examples of ionic substances showing frekel defect:

  • Zinc sulfide ZnS as well as Silver chloride AgCl.

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