crystal symmetry


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crystal symmetry

[¦krist·əl ′sim·ə·trē]
(crystallography)
The existence of nontrivial operations, consisting of inversions, rotations around an axis, reflections, and combinations of these, which bring a crystal into a position indistinguishable from its original position.
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the metric symmetry is F-centered orthorhombic whereas the crystal symmetry is reported as C-centered monoclinic (Space Group Cc).
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The crystal symmetry can never exceed the metric symmetry, but it can be less.
Research has shown that there exists a close link between metric and crystal symmetry.
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