Tables for
Volume A
Space-group symmetry
Edited by Th. Hahn

International Tables for Crystallography (2006). Vol. A, ch. 14.3, p. 874

Section 14.3.6. Application of descriptive lattice-complex symbols

W. Fischera and E. Kocha*

aInstitut für Mineralogie, Petrologie und Kristallographie, Philipps-Universität, D-35032 Marburg, Germany
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14.3.6. Application of descriptive lattice-complex symbols

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Descriptive symbols of lattice complexes – at least those of the invariant lattice complexes – have been used for the description of crystal structures (cf. Section 14.3.2[link] and the literature cited there), for the nomenclature of three-periodic surfaces (von Schnering & Nesper, 1987[link]) and in connection with orbifolds of space groups (Johnson et al., 2001[link]).


Johnson, C. K., Burnett, M. N. & Dunbar, W. D. (2001). Crystallographic topology and its applications. Crystallographic Computing 7. Proceedings from the Macromolecular Crystallography Computing School, edited by P. E. Bourne & K. Watenpaugh. IUCr/Oxford University Press. In the press.
Schnering, H. G. von & Nesper, R. (1987). How nature adapts chemical structures to curved surfaces. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 26, 1059–1080.

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