Chapter 11.1 Point coordinates, symmetry operations and their symbols
First Online Edition (2006)
Part 11. Symmetry operations
Published Online: 1 JAN 2006
© International Union of Crystallography 2006
International Tables for Crystallography
How to Cite
Fischer, W. and Koch, E. 2006. Point coordinates, symmetry operations and their symbols. International Tables for Crystallography. A:11:11.1:810–811.
- Published Online: 1 JAN 2006
Chapter 11.1 deals with the different ways of representing symmetry operations, e.g. as linear equations, as pairs of a 3 × 3 and a 3 × 1 matrix, and as coordinate triplets (cf. ‘General positions’ in Part 7). The notation used under the heading ‘Symmetry operations’ in Parts 6 and 7 is explained. This kind of symbol contains information on the type of the symmetry operation, on the location of the corresponding symmetry element and, if necessary, on the glide or screw vector.
- point coordinates;
- coordinate triplets;
- symmetry operations;