Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Symmetry in Crystallography – Understanding the International Tables - Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Symmetry in Crystallography: Understanding the International Tables

Paolo Radaelli


This book provides a simple but rigorous introduction to crystallographic symmetry, up to the point where understanding and using the ‘International Tables for Crystallography’ (ITC) becomes possible. The ITC are a true ‘Bible’ for all fields of science dealing with matter in the crystalline state, from solid-state physics to chemistry to structural biology, and are frequently used (and sometimes abused) without a true understanding of the underlying concepts. The most essential set of topics required for a true understanding of the ITC are introduced gradually, with an emphasis on graphical r ... More

Keywords: crystallography, symmetry, group-subgroup relations, space groups, friezes, wallpaper symmetry, reciprocal space, crystallographic coordinates, coordinate transformation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199550654
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550654.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paolo Radaelli, author
Clarendon Laboratory, Department of Physics, Oxford University