About the concept and definition of "noncrystallographic symmetry"

Massimo Nespolo, Bernd Souvignier, Daniel B. Litvin

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The definition of "noncrystallographic symmetry" given in Volume B of the International Tables for Crystallography actually corresponds to the concept of "local symmetry". A new definition of " noncrystallographic symmetry" is proposed, which fully complies with that of "crystallographic symmetry" in Volume A of the International Tables for Crystallography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)605-606
Number of pages2
JournalZeitschrift fur Kristallographie
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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