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