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1). In the triclinie system, there are no special directions, since no symmetry other than an inversion center may be present. In the monoclinie system, the b-axis is normally taken as the unique axis (ß is the monoclinic angle). Occasionally, the c-axis is taken as unique, (y is the monoclinic angle). Both conventions are given in International Tables, Volume A. 1. Directions implied in the symmetry symbols for the seven crystal systems. Crystal System Order of directions triclinie 45 Examples I, 1 monoclinie b orthorhombic a,b, C mm2 tetragonal c,a, [110) 4,4,4/mmm 2,2/m trigonal c, a, [210) 3, 3ml, 31m hexagonal c,a, (210 ) 6/m,62m cubic c, (11 1), [110) 23, m3m is a 2-fold axis parallel to b, m that there is a mirror plane perpendicular to b, and 2/ m that both elements are present.
2). If, for example, the symbol refers to the b-direction, the glide component must be a /2+ c / 2. g. in a Bravais lattice of type F), this means that a translation vector from the origin ends there, the glide component will be only 1/4 of the diagonal, and the operation sketched above must be repeated to traverse the entire diagonal. The symbol for this special diagonal glide plane is d, and as a typical example of it occurs in the cubic F -centered diamond structure, it is called a diamond glide plane.
5. One result is, of course, that at each other vertex an identical inversion center appears. In addition, inversion centers are generated at the center of each edge and each face of the cell as weIl as at the body center. Similar results occur with mirror planes, and rotation and rotoinversion axes. 2 Coupling of Translation with Other Symmetry Elements Important new symmetry elements arise from the coupling of translation with rotation axes and mirror planes. Glide reflection The coupling of translation and refiection is shown in Fig.