Chapter 4.1 Introduction to the synoptic tables

Space-group symmetry

First Online Edition (2006)

Part 4. Synoptic tables of space-group symbols

  1. E. F. Bertaut

Published Online: 1 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1107/97809553602060000507

International Tables for Crystallography

International Tables for Crystallography

How to Cite

Bertaut, E. F. 2006. Introduction to the synoptic tables. International Tables for Crystallography. A:4:4.1:56–60.

Author Information

  1. Laboratoire de Cristallographie, CNRS, Grenoble, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2006


Chapters 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 contain extensive explanations and tabulations of the various types of space-group symbols. Chapter 4.1 treats the‘’interactions’ between symmetry operations and both integral and centring lattice translations. The resulting ‘additional symmetry elements’ and their location in the unit cell are listed.


  • space groups;
  • symbols;
  • symmetry elements;
  • symmetry operations;
  • centred cell;
  • centred lattice