International Tables

Symmetry Database

Published Online: 1 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1107/97809553602060000112

International Tables for Crystallography

International Tables for Crystallography

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2012. Symmetry Database. International Tables for Crystallography. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 AUG 2012

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Abstract

This database is a unique resource that provides more extensive symmetry information than can be found in International Tables for Crystallography Volumes A and A1. This additional symmetry information can either be retrieved directly from the database or simple calculations can be carried out using the database to generate specific data ‘on the fly’. Use of the symmetry database thus facilitates the in‐depth study of group‐subgroup relations, domain structures and twinning, families of related crystal structures and phase transitions, and the prediction of new crystal structures.

Keywords:

  • International Tables for Crystallography;
  • symmetry;
  • space groups;
  • group‐subgroup relations;
  • domain structures;
  • phase transitions;
  • twinning;
  • generators;
  • general position;
  • Wyckoff positions;
  • maximal subgroups;
  • minimal supergroups