Hexagonal (6mm and 6*m2) Space Groups

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

183-p6mm.gif (4385 bytes) 183     P6mm

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

184-p6cc.gif (4007 bytes) 184     P6cc

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

185-p6kc.gif (4262 bytes) 185      P63cm

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

186-p6km.gif (4292 bytes) 186      P63mc

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

187-p6xm.gif (4820 bytes) 187      P6*m2

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

188-p6xc.gif (4642 bytes) 188      P6*c2

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

189-p6x2.gif (3802 bytes)
189      P6*2m

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

190-p6x2.gif (3693 bytes) 189      P6*2c

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


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