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# The stability of modulated structures

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## Abstract

Considerable interest has been focused recently in physics and in mineralogy on the existence and origin of modulated crystal structures. These have the important and fundamental characteristic that they cannot properly be denned in terms of a conventional simple unit cell and space group.

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Irreducible Representation Symmetry Point Symmetry Operation Symmetry Element Landau Theory
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