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

International Tables for Crystallography (2015). Vol. A, ch. 1.4, p. 53


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 plane-group symmetry operations of oblique, rectangular and square crystal systems

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 (if applicable).

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