Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Symbols and terms used in this volume

  3. Guide to the use of the space-group tables

    1. Th. Hahn, A. Looijenga-Vos
      Pages 14-16
    2. Th. Hahn, A. Looijenga-Vos
      Pages 17-41
  4. Determination of space groups

    1. A. Looijenga-Vos, M. J. Buerger
      Pages 44-54
  5. Synoptic tables of space-group symbols

    1. E. F. Bertaut
      Pages 56-60
    2. E. F. Bertaut
      Pages 62-76
  6. Transformations in crystallography

  7. The 17 plane groups (two-dimensional space groups)

  8. The 230 space groups

    1. Th. Hahn
      Pages 112-717
  9. Introduction to space-group symmetry

    1. H. Wondratschek
      Pages 720-725
    2. H. Wondratschek
      Pages 732-740
  10. Crystal lattices

    1. H. Burzlaff, H. Zimmermann
      Pages 742-749
    2. P. M. de Wolff
      Pages 750-755

About this book


Volume A treats crystallographic symmetry in direct or physical space.

The first five parts of the volume contain introductory material: lists of symbols and terms; a guide to the use of the space-group tables; the determination of space groups; synoptic tables of space-group symbols; and unit-cell (coordinate) transformations. These are followed by the plane-group and space-group tables.

The rest of the volume is at a much higher theoretical level than Parts 1 to 5; it has many features of an advanced textbook of crystallography. Parts 8 to 15 deal with the following aspects of symmetry theory: the mathematical approach to space groups; crystal lattices; point groups and crystal classes; symbols for symmetry operations; symbols for space groups; isomorphic subgroups of space groups; lattice complexes; and normalizers of space groups.

Volume A is designed not only for professional crystallographers, but also for chemists, physicists, mineralogists, biologists and material scientists who employ crystallographic methods and who are concerned with the structure and the properties of crystalline materials.

The fifth edition of Volume A has been reviewed by P. Paufler [Acta Cryst. (2004). A60, 641-642]. The first edition was reviewed by K. M. Stadnicka, B. J. Oleksyn and K. Z. Sokalski [Acta Cryst. (1987). A43, 156-159].

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Editors and affiliations

  • Th. Hahn
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für KristallographieRheinisch-Westfälische Technische HochschuleD-52056 AachenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information International Union of Crystallography 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-6590-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5406-8
  • Series Online ISSN 1574-8707
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