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space group

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Definition of space group in English:

noun

Crystallography
Any of 230 symmetry groups used to classify crystal structures.
Example sentences
  • From the crystallographic data, the space group has been found to be orthorhombic and the unit cell dimensions have been determined.
  • The orthorhombic space group of the crystals implies that each unit cell contains four trimers.
  • The crystals also differ in their space group and in the unit cell dimension.

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