International Tables for Crystallography

International Tables for Crystallography : Volume A: Space-Group Symmetry

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The present volume treats the symmetries of one-, two-, and three-dimensional space groups and point groups in direct space. It thus corresponds to Vol. 1 of IT (1935) and to Vol. I of IT (1952). Not included in Volume A are `partially periodic groups', like layer, rod and ribbon groups, or groups in dimensions higher than three. The treatment is restricted to `classical' crystallographic groups (groups of rigid motions); all extensions to `generalized symmetry', like antisymmetric groups, colour groups, symmetries of defect crystals, etc., are beyond the scope of this volume.
Compared to its predecessors, the present volume has been considerably increased in size. There are three reasons for this: (i) Extensive additions and revisions of the data and diagrams in the Space-group tables (Section 6 and 7), which lead to a standard lay-out of two pages per space group (see Section 2.2), as compared to one page in IT (1935) and IT (1952); (ii) Replacement of the introductory text by a series of theoretical sections; (iii) Extension of the synoptic tables.
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  • Hardback | 890 pages
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd rev. ed. 1992
  • 102 Illustrations, black and white; 890 p. 102 illus.
  • 0792316789
  • 9780792316787

Table of contents

Foreword. Part I: Tables for Plane Groups and Space Groups. 1. Symbols and Terms Used in this Volume; Th. Hahn. 2. Guide to the Use of the Space-Group Tables; Th. Hahn, A. Vos. 3. Space-Group Determination and Diffraction Symbols; A. Vos, M.J. Buerger. 4. Synoptic Tables of Space-Group Symbols. Group-Subgroup Relations; E.F. Bertaut. 5. Transformations in Crystallography; H. Arnold. 6. The 17 Plane Groups (Two-Dimensional Space Groups). 7. The 230 Space Groups. Part II: Symmetry in Crystallography. 8. Introduction to Space-Group Symmetry; H. Wondratschek. 9. Crystal lattices; H. Burzlaff, H. Zimmermann, P.M. de Wolff. 10. Point Group and Crystal Classes; Th. Hahn, H. Klapper. 11. Symmetry Operations; W. Fischer, E. Koch, H. Arnold. 12. Space-Group Symbols and their Use; H. Burzlaff, H. Zimmermann. 13. Isomorphic Subgroups of Space Groups; Y. Billiet, E.F. Bertaut. 14. Lattice Complexes; W. Fischer, E. Koch. 15. Euclidean and Affine Normalizers of Space Groups and their Use in Crystallography; E. Koch, W. Fischer. Subject Index.
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