Chapter 18. Symmetry as the Organizing Principle for Crystal Structures

  1. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Müller Diplom-Chemiker professor visiting professor Co-author co-editor

Published Online: 4 SEP 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057278.ch18

Inorganic Structural Chemistry, Second Edition

Inorganic Structural Chemistry, Second Edition

How to Cite

Müller, U. (2006) Symmetry as the Organizing Principle for Crystal Structures, in Inorganic Structural Chemistry, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470057278.ch18

Author Information

  1. Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 SEP 2007
  2. Published Print: 6 OCT 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470018644

Online ISBN: 9780470057278

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Keywords:

  • crystallographic group–subgroup relations;
  • Group theory for multitude crystal structure ordering;
  • Translationengleiche subgroups;
  • symmetry as crystal structure organizing principle;
  • structural relationships by group–subgroup relations;
  • twinned crystal occurrence;
  • ‘Dauphiné twins’ of quartz

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Crystallographic Group–Subgroup Relations

  • The Symmetry Principle in Crystal Chemistry

  • Structural Relationships by Group–Subgroup Relations

  • Symmetry Relations at Phase Transitions. Twinned Crystals

  • Problems