Point configuration
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Revision as of 16:55, 12 February 2007
Configuration ponctuelle (Fr.). Punktkonfiguration (Ge). Configurazione puntuale (It)
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
See also
- Chapter 8.3.2 of International Tables of Crystallography, Section A
- Chapter 14 of International Tables of Crystallography, Section A