Trigonal (3 and 3*) Space Groups

Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

To the right of each space group is a listing of coordinate points. These are the coordinates to which a general point (x,y,z) is transformed by the space group. Origins (called "equivalent points" in the International Tables), are additional points around which the points are transformed. For example, (0,0,0) refers to a corner of the unit cell, (1/2,1/2,1/2) to the center. All space groups have origin (0,0,0). For a space group with an additional origin (1/2,1/2,1/2), point (x,y,z) is also transformed to (1/2+x,1/2+y,1/2+z) and so on.

3-fold and 6-fold coordinates are tabulated with respect to axes intersecting at 60 degrees. In this oblique coordinate system, coordinates tend to be simple

143-p3.gif (1722 bytes)

143      P3

(+x,+y,+z); (-y,+x-y,+z); (+y-x,-x,+z);

144-p3i.gif (1589 bytes)

144      P31

(+x,+y,+z); (-y,+x-y,1/3+z); (+y-x,-x,2/3+z);

145-p3j.gif (1591 bytes)

145      P32

(+x,+y,+z); (-y,+x-y,2/3+z); (+y-x,-x,1/3+z);

146-r3.gif (3152 bytes)

146      R3

Origins:   (0,0,0); (1/3,2/3,2/3); (2/3,1/3,1/3)

(+x,+y,+z); (-y,+x-y,+z); (+y-x,-x,+z);

147-p3x.gif (2486 bytes)

147      P3i

(+x,+y,+z); (-y,+x-y,+z); (+y-x,-x,+z);
(-x,-y,-z); (+y,+y-x,-z); (+x-y,+x,-z);

148-r3x.gif (4456 bytes)

148      R3i

Origins:   (0,0,0); (1/3,2/3,2/3); (2/3,1/3,1/3)

(+x,+y,+z); (-y,+x-y,+z); (+y-x,-x,+z);
(-x,-y,-z); (+y,+y-x,-z); (+x-y,+x,-z);


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Created 13 October 1999, Last Update 15 December 2011

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