Describes CIF, the data exchange standard of crystallography. Provides: information for scientists who wish to record or use the results of a single-crystal or powder diffraction experiment; the data ontology necessary for designing interoperable computer applications; accompanying software including machine-readable CIF dictionaries, libraries and utility programs.
An essential guide and reference to CIF for programmers, data managers handling crystal-structure information and practising crystallographers.
Unit-cell angles of the reported structure in degrees. The values of _refln_index_h, *_k, *_l must correspond to the cell defined by these values and _cell_length_a, *_b and *_c. The values of _diffrn_refln_index_h, *_k, *_l may not correspond to these values if a cell transformation took place following the measurement of the diffraction intensities. See also _diffrn_reflns_transf_matrix_.