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Defects determine many properties of materials (those properties that we call "structure sensitive properties"). Even properties like the specific resistance of semiconductors, conductance in ionic crystals or diffusion properties.

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Todos los cristales cuyas estructuras pueden ser descritos por capas son propensos a fallas de apilamiento. Una falla de apilamiento es cualquier defecto que altera la secuencia periódica de capas. ...

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A vacancy is a lattice position that is vacant because the atom is missing. It is created when the solid is formed. There are other ways of making a vacancy, but they also occur naturally as a result ...

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All crystals whose structures can be described by layers are prone to stacking faults. A stacking fault is any defect that alters the periodic sequence of layers. These defects may be a wrong layer ...

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A process in which two or more crystals, or parts of crystals, assume orientations such that one may be brought to coincidence with the other by reflection across a plane or by rotation about an ...

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Solid materials have pores in them, sometimes these pores are almost microscopic in size, and sometimes they're very visible. Porosity is a measure of how much air or liquid can be absorbed by ...

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The concept of fatigue is very simple, when a motion is repeated, the object that is doing the work becomes weak. For example, when you run, your leg and other muscles of your body become weak, not ...

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A fracture is the separation of an object or material into two, or more, pieces under the action of stress.The fracture of a solid almost always occurs due to the development of certain displacement ...

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