crystal structure

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crys·tal struc·ture

the arrangement in space and the interatomic distances and angles of the atoms in crystals, usually determined by x-ray diffraction measurements.
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In this case, a warning--that there is a lattice/formula match (12) for the two structures and that the metric symmetry exceeds crystal symmetry for the second structure--would have been helpful.
As the metric symmetry is highly correlated with the crystal symmetry, such lookup procedures are widely used in modern crystallography--e.
Research with the crystallographic databases has proved that the metric and crystal symmetry are almost always the same.
Because of the link between metric and crystal symmetry, the relationships in Table 2 are routinely used by the Crystallographic Data Centers in the critical evaluation of data.
For example, the selected compounds that were reported in monoclinic space groups but with metric orthorhombic F-centered lattices (reduced form 16, and 26) were shown using MISSYM (25,26) to have the higher crystal symmetry.