International
Tables for
Crystallography
Volume A
Space-group symmetry
Edited by M. I. Aroyo

International Tables for Crystallography (2015). Vol. A, ch. 1.4, p. 52

Table 1.4.2.3 

M. I. Aroyo,a G. Chapuis,b B. Souvignierd and A. M. Glazerc

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Linear parts R of the Seitz symbols [\{{\bi R}|{\bi v}\}] for symmetry operations of rhombohedral space groups (rhombohedral-axes setting)

Each symmetry operation is specified by the shorthand description of the rotation part of its matrix–column presentation, the type of symmetry operation and its characteristic direction.

IT A descriptionSeitz symbol
No.Coordinate tripletTypeOrientation
1 [x,y,z] 1   1
2 [z,x,y] [{3^ + }] [x,x,x] [3_{111}^ +]
3 [y,z,x] [{3^ - }] [x,x,x] [3_{111}^ -]
4 [\bar z,\bar y,\bar x] 2 [\bar x,0,x] [{2_{\bar 101}}]
5 [\bar y,\bar x,\bar z] 2 [x,\bar x,0] [{2_{1\bar 10}}]
6 [\bar x,\bar z,\bar y] 2 [0,y,\bar y] [{2_{01\bar 1}}]
7 [\bar x,\bar y,\bar z] [\bar 1]   [\bar 1]
8 [\bar z,\bar x,\bar y] [{\bar 3^ + }] [x,x,x] [\bar 3_{111}^ +]
9 [\bar y,\bar z,\bar x] [{\bar 3^ - }] [x,x,x] [\bar 3_{111}^ -]
10 [z,y,x] m [x,y,x] [{m_{\bar 101}}]
11 [y,x,z] m [x,x,z] [{m_{1\bar 10}}]
12 [x,z,y] m [x,y,y] [{m_{01\bar 1}}]