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Volume 219, Issue 2 (Feb 2004)


Twin point groups and the polychromatic symmetry of twins

Massimo Nespolo
Published Online: 2009-09-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1524/zkri.


A new classification in terms of the number of independent twin elements is introduced and exploited to analyze the symmetry of multiple twins. The dichromatic point group description of twins is revised showing that, contrary to what stated in the previous literature, all the 58 dichromatic point groups represent the possible symmetry of some twins. This approach is extended in terms of polychromatic point groups and applied to some examples from the recent literature.

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Published Online: 2009-09-25

Published in Print: 2004-02-01

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Kristallographie - Crystalline Materials, ISSN (Online) 2196-7105, ISSN (Print) 2194-4946, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1524/zkri. Export Citation

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