International Tables for Crystallography

International Tables for Crystallography

Online ISBN: 9780470685754

DOI: 10.1107/97809553602060000001

About this Book

The definitive resource for crystallography

International Tables for Crystallography is the definitive resource and reference work for crystallography and structural science. The online version of International Tables for Crystallography provides access to a fully interactive symmetry database and all eight volumes in the series in pdf and richly linked html format. The following content is available online:

  • Symmetry database

  • Volume A: Space-group symmetry, 5e

  • Volume A1: Symmetry relations between space groups, 2e

  • Volume B: Reciprocal space, 3e

  • Volume C: Mathematical, physical and chemical tables, 3e

  • Volume D: Physical properties of crystals

  • Volume E: Subperiodic groups, 2e

  • Volume F: Crystallography of biological macromolecules, 2e

  • Volume G: Definition and exchange of crystallographic data  


Together the online volumes comprise the equivalent of over 6000 pages of content, including 1100 tables of symmetry-group data for crystal-structure analysis. The symmetry database provides additional information and can be used to generate specific data 'on the fly'.

In addition to the full text of the series, the online site, designed by the International Union of Crystallography, supports many innovative features and additional resources. Users can navigate within and across the volumes to view a full chapter, a section or sub-section, or a single figure or table.

Cross-references are included between chapters of related interest. Extensive linking between sub- and supergroups within the symmetry-group tables is also provided. The advanced search facility enables sophisticated searches to be performed across all the volumes, across selected volumes and across Crystallography Journals Online.

With new editions of Volumes B and E added in 2010, a new edition of Volume A1 and the Symmetry Database added in 2011, and a new edition of Volume F added in 2012, the online version of International Tables for Crystallography truly represents the most up-to-date, dynamic and comprehensive reference work available to crystallographers, and to all those who use crystallography across a wide range of fields.

About International Tables for Crystallography

This series, first established in 1935, has grown over the decades to become the definitive reference work for crystallography and structural science. The wide range of articles in the series and the numerous tables of data assist in the use of crystallographic methods in all sciences concerned with the structure and properties of materials, from physics and materials science to chemistry, biology and biochemistry. Emphasis is placed on symmetry, diffraction methods and techniques of crystal-structure determination, and the physical and chemical properties of crystals. The data are accompanied by discussions of theory, practical explanations and examples, all of which are useful for teaching.

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About the International Union of Crystallography

The International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) is a scientific union adhering to the International Council of Science (ICSU). Its objectives are to promote international co-operation in crystallography and to contribute to all aspects of crystallography, to promote international publication of crystallographic research, to facilitate standardization of methods, units, nomenclature and symbols, and to form a focus for the relations of crystallography to other sciences. The IUCr publishes eight academic journals in association with Wiley (Acta Crystallographica Sections A to F, Journal of Applied Crystallography and Journal of Synchrotron Radiation).

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