Editors:
Volume A of International Tables for Crystallography is the definitive source of information on crystallographic symmetry
Contains extensive tabulations of data for and illustrations of the 17 plane groups, the 230 space groups and the 32 crystallographic point groups
The use of these diagrams and data is explained in the first part of the volume with the aid of many examples in a way that is instructive and accessible to research students solving their first crystal structure
The second part of the volume is pitched at a much higher theoretical level and comprises an advanced textbook on crystallographic symmetry in direct or physical space, allowing the expert crystallographer to make maximum use of the information in the tables
Indispensible compendium of information for professional crystallographers and for all chemists, physicists, mineralogists, biologists or material scientists who employ crystallographic methods and who are concerned with the structure and the properties of crystalline materials
Part of the book series: International Tables for Crystallography (IUCR, volume A)
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Table of contents (37 entries)

Front Matter

Guide to the use of the spacegroup tables

Determination of space groups

Synoptic tables of spacegroup symbols

Transformations in crystallography

The 17 plane groups (twodimensional space groups)

The 230 space groups

Introduction to spacegroup symmetry

Crystal lattices
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 spacegroup tables; the determination of space groups; synoptic tables of spacegroup symbols; and unitcell (coordinate) transformations. These are followed by the planegroup and spacegroup 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, 641642]. The first edition was reviewed by K. M. Stadnicka, B. J. Oleksyn and K. Z. Sokalski [Acta Cryst. (1987). A43, 156159].
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Keywords
 classification
 crystal
 crystallography
 diffraction
 formation
 material
 mineral
 point group
 structure
 symmetry
 mineral resources
Reviews
From the reviews:
"... The Editor's goal to provide data that are useful for all aspects of crystallography as well as text to satisfy the needs of those interested in the theoretical reasons behind these tables has led to a fruitful combination of tables for practical use in the first part and a highlevel textbook in the second.
To sum up, ITA is not only the first and the most frequently edited volume in this series of a new generation of crystallographic references, it sets standards for the subject of crystallography in general as a `hard' and farreaching branch of science. Thanks to the availability of this reference, supported by the IUCr, there is nowadays an international consensus on key concepts of crystallography. ITA is a book of symbols relevant for symmetry properties of crystals. While many other books are using the relevant symbols, ITA delivers not only the complete listings but also a comprehensive explanation of the theory behind them and detailed instructions for use. Hence, it is indispensable for people dealing with the symmetry of crystals." (P. Paufler [Acta Cryst. (2004). A60, 641642] )
Editors and Affiliations

Institut für Kristallographie, RheinischWestfälische Technische Hochschule, D52056 Aachen, Germany
Th. Hahn
Bibliographic Information
Book Title: International Tables for Crystallography, Volume A: Space Group Symmetry
Editors: Th. Hahn
Series Title: International Tables for Crystallography
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1107/97809553602060000100
Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive
Copyright Information: Springer Netherlands 2002
Edition Number: 5
Additional Information: Jointly published with the IUCR
Topics: Crystallography and Scattering Methods, Mathematical Applications in Chemistry, Condensed Matter Physics, Physical Chemistry, Mineralogy, Materials Science