Point configuration

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If ''X'' is the point under consideration and ''G'' is the space group, the point configuration is also known as the '''crystallographic orbit''' of ''X'' with respect to ''G''.
If ''X'' is the point under consideration and ''G'' is the space group, the point configuration is also known as the '''crystallographic orbit''' of ''X'' with respect to ''G''.
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Other terms used by different authors:
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* ''regelmässiges Punktsystem''
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* ''regular system of points''
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* ''Punktkonfiguration''

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Definition

A point configuration is the set of all points that are symmetrically equivalent to a given one with respect to a certain space group.

If X is the point under consideration and G is the space group, the point configuration is also known as the crystallographic orbit of X with respect to G.


Other terms used by different authors:

  • regelmässiges Punktsystem
  • regular system of points
  • Punktkonfiguration


See also

  • Chapter 8.3.2 of International Tables of Crystallography, Section A
  • Chapter 14 of International Tables of Crystallography, Section A