Chapter 6.1 The scanning tables

Subperiodic groups

Second Online Edition (2010)

Part 6. The scanning tables

Published Online: 1 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1107/97809553602060000789

International Tables for Crystallography

International Tables for Crystallography

How to Cite

2010. The scanning tables. International Tables for Crystallography. E:6:6.1:421–564.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUN 2010



The scanning tables for the three‐dimensional space groups are presented. The tables give the largest subgroup of the space group that leaves a given plane invariant.


  • crystallography;
  • space groups;
  • scanning tables;
  • scanning;
  • orientation orbits;
  • scanning groups;
  • sectional layer groups;
  • linear orbits