Point configuration

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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