Here are some quick questions:  
The answers are sometimes (and possibly only indirectly) contained in the links.  
Write down the free enthalpy of a crystal with
N atoms for  1 vacancy  n vacancies in terms of the relevant quantities "G", "H", "S" for a single vacancy. 

The binomial coefficient as defined below gives the number of
possibilities that one has in selecting n different elements from a given set of
N elements with the condition that different arrangements of the same elements
do not count ("Indistinguishable
arrangements"). Example: Set = {1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9}; i.e. N = 9, Selected elements = {1,5,8}, i.e. n = 3 = equivalent to {5,1, 8}; {1,8,5}, ... How do you have to phrase the question for the vacancy arrangement so that the answer is immediately obvious? 



Write the entropy of mixing with the binomial coefficient from above and then express it with the help of the Stirling equation.  
What is the chemical potential µ, and what must be valid for n vacancies in equilibrium?  
In the famous Boltzmann entropy equation S = k_{B} · ln P the number P could be a probability for a state; i.e. a number between 0 and 1, or the number of arrangements, i.e. a huge number. Explain why this doesn't matter.  
How is the formation entropy defined formally? Why and how is it connected to a single vacancy? What does it describe or measure in practical terms? How large is it (order of magnitude)?  
Give some numbers for formation enthalpies of vacancies in
common crystals. Give some numbers for formation enthalpies of selfinterstitials in common crystals. Draw some conclusion. 

What kind of difference DH = H_{i} – H_{V} of the formation enthalpy of vacancy and self interstitial produces a concentration ratio of n_{V}/n_{i} > 10? Do a quick and dirty estimation!  
Write down the basic equation for the concentration of single
vacancies. Produce a graph of this equation with some numbers on the axes:  in a direct representation.  in an Arrhenius representation. 

Describe how you can tell from the n_{V} curves for two crystals in one Arrhenius plot which one has the larger H_{V} and S_{V}.  
What is the relation between the Boltzmann distribution (or Boltzmann factor) and the vacancy concentration? How does on have to pose the question for the vacancy concentration to obtain the result directly from this?  
Write down the free enthalpy n_{2v} and the resulting concentration c_{2v} for divacancies in a crystal with N atoms.  
Generalize for n_{xv} and c_{xv}, i.e. for multiple vacancy clusters. Use two different approaches for this.  
Discuss the relative concentration of c_{xv}/c_{1v} in equilibrium.  
Describe the use of the mass action law for obtaining vacancy concentrations.  
2.1.1 Simple Vacancies and Interstitials
Vagaries in the Statistical Definition of the Entropy
Solution to Basic Exercise 2.14
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