A determination of the formation energy of vacancies in sodium chloride by quenching

Jozef Pelsmaekers, G. Pellegrini, Severin Amelinckx

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    The equilibrium concentration of point defects quenched in sodium chloride crystals has been determined by density measurements. The activation energy ensuing from these measurements is 1,9 eV. Comparing the activation energy obtained by our density measurements with the energy derived from ionic conductivity by ETZEL and MAUER we find the binding energy of a vacancy pair to be V = 0,89 eV.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherSCK CEN
    Number of pages8
    StatePublished - Sep 1963

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    PublisherStudiecentrum voor Kernenergie

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