Chapter 12.2 Space-group symbols
First Online Edition (2006)
Part 12. Space-group symbols and their use
Published Online: 1 JAN 2006
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International Tables for Crystallography
How to Cite
Burzlaff, H. and Zimmermann, H. 2006. Space-group symbols. International Tables for Crystallography. A:12:12.2:821–822.
- Published Online: 1 JAN 2006
Space-group symbols can be obtained by a modification of point-group symbols. Schoenflies symbols, Shubnikov symbols, Hermann–Mauguin symbols and the international short symbols are discussed. Schoenflies symbols for space groups result from a simple modification of point-group symbols, which just enumerates the space-group types. The Shubnikov and Hermann–Mauguin symbols, however, reveal the glide or screw components of the symmetry operations, and the nature of the symmetry elements and their relative locations and orientations can be deduced from the symbol.
- space-group symbols;
- Schoenflies symbols;
- Shubnikov symbols;
- Hermann–Mauguin symbols;
- glide planes;
- international space-group symbols