International Tables for Crystallography

Guide to the use of the space-group tables
Th. Hahn, A. Looijenga-Vos, M. I. Aroyo, H. D. Flack, K. Momma and P. Konstantinov. International Tables for Crystallography (2016). Vol. A, ch. 2.1, pp. 142-174  [ doi:10.1107/97809553602060000926 ]


This chapter forms a guide to understanding and using the plane-group and space-group tables in Chapters 2.2 and 2.3. It explains in a systematic fashion, with many examples and figures, all entries and diagrams in the order in which they occur in the plane-group and space-group tables. Particularly detailed treatments are given to Hermann–Mauguin space-group symbols, space-group diagrams, general and special positions, reflections conditions, monoclinic space groups, and the two crystallographic space groups in one dimension (line groups).

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International Tables for Crystallography is the definitive resource and reference work for crystallography. The series consists of eight volumes and comprises articles and tables of data relevant to crystallographic research and to applications of crystallographic methods in all sciences concerned with the structure and properties of materials.