Temperature Dependence of the Vacancy Formation Energy in Krypton by Molecular Dynamics

  • R. M. J. Cotterill
  • L. B. Pedersen


A molecular dynamics study of the lattice vacancy in krypton shows that the formation energy of this defect decreases by about 20 percent with increasing temperature, in the range 0 to 96 K.


Formation Energy Perfect Crystal Vacancy Formation Versus ACANCY Vacancy Formation Energy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. M. J. Cotterill
    • 1
  • L. B. Pedersen
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Structural Properties of MaterialsThe Technical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

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