Twin law

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Twin law

The twin law expresses the operation that generate a twin. It is indicated by the symbol of the twinning element of symmetry:  \bar 1, [uvw] and (hkl) for the centre of symmetry (inversion twin), direction of the rotation axis (rotation twin) and Miller indices of the mirror plane (reflection twin), in the order. Usually, instead of the single (hkl) plane or direction [uvw], the symbols {hkl} or <uvw> are used to indicate all the planes or directions which are equivalent for symmetry.

Chapter 3.3 of International Tables of Crystallography, Volume D