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Tables for Crystallography Volume A Space-group symmetry Edited by M. I. Aroyo © International Union of Crystallography 2016 |
International Tables for Crystallography (2016). Vol. A, ch. 3.3, p. 790
Section 3.3.3.6. Generalized symmetry^{a}Universität Erlangen–Nürnberg, Robert-Koch-Strasse 4a, D-91080 Uttenreuth, Germany, and ^{b}Institut für Angewandte Physik, Lehrstuhl für Kristallographie und Strukturphysik, Universität Erlangen–Nürnberg, Bismarckstrasse 10, D-91054 Erlangen, Germany |
The international symbols can be suitably modified to describe generalized symmetry, e.g. colour groups, which occur when the symmetry operations are combined with changes of physical properties. For the description of antisymmetry (or `black–white' symmetry), the symbols of the Bravais lattices are supplemented by additional letters for centrings accompanied by a change in colour. For symmetry operations that are not translations, a prime is added to the usual symbol if a change of colour takes place. A complete description of the symbols and a detailed list of references are given by Koptsik (1966). The Shubnikov symbols have not been extended to colour symmetry.
An introduction to the structure, properties and symbols of magnetic subperiodic and magnetic space groups is given in Chapter 3.6 .
References
Koptsik, V. A. (1966). Shubnikov Groups. Moscow University Press. (In Russian.)