Tables for
Volume D
Physical properties of crystals
Edited by A. Authier

International Tables for Crystallography (2013). Vol. D, ch. 2.2, p. 332

Section 2.2.17. Conclusion

K. Schwarza*

aInstitut für Materialchemie, Technische Universität Wien, Getreidemarkt 9/165-TC, A-1060 Vienna, Austria
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2.2.17. Conclusion

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There are many more applications of band theory to solids and thus an enormous amount of literature has not been covered here. In this chapter, an attempt has been made to collect relevant concepts, definitions and examples from group theory, solid-state physics and crystallography in order to understand symmetry aspects in combination with a quantum-mechanical treatment of the electronic structure of solids.


Kurki-Suonio, K. (1977). Symmetry and its implications. Isr. J. Chem. 16, 115–123.

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