Define what is an 'interstital impurity' and illustrate a brief example.
Impurity defects affect the electrical behavior of semiconductors, which are the building blocks for computer chips and other electronic devices. Impurity defects are alien atoms that replace some of the atoms that make up the solid or squeak into the crevices.
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A point defect develops when an impurity atom takes residence in an octahedral or tetrahedral hole in the lattice of adjacent...
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