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Deformation of Silver Lattice by Interstitial Boron and Fluorine Impurities

The insertion of interstitial impurities in a host lattice causes local deformations of the lattice. The
purpose of this case study is the comparison of such deformations caused by boron and fluorine
impurities in a silver lattice.

Deformation of Silver Lattice by Interstitial Boron and Fluorine Impurities

The resulting displays show very clearly that in both cases, the impurity pushes the nearest neighbor Ag atoms away.

The distortions are significantly more pronounced for the F impurity than for B, as can be monitored by the distance between two Ag atoms adjacent to the impurity.