5. Defects and Diffusion

  1. Richard J. D. Tilley Emeritus Professor

Published Online: 29 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470380758.ch5

Defects in Solids

Defects in Solids

How to Cite

Tilley, R. J. D. (2008) Defects and Diffusion, in Defects in Solids, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470380758.ch5

Author Information

  1. University of Cardiff, Wales, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 26 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470077948

Online ISBN: 9780470380758



  • diffusion in solids;
  • defects and diffusion;
  • temperature variation and intrinsic diffusion


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Diffusion

  • Diffusion in Solids

  • Random-Walk Diffusion in Crystals

  • Diffusion Mechanisms

  • Point Defect Concentration and Diffusion

  • Correlation Factors

  • Temperature Variation of the Diffusion Coefficient

  • Temperature Variation and Intrinsic Diffusion

  • Diffusion Mechanisms and Impurities

  • Chemical and Ambipolar Diffusion

  • Dislocation and Grain Boundary Diffusion

  • Diffusion in Amorphous and Glassy Solids

  • Answers to Introductory Questions

  • Problems and Exercises

  • Further Reading