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.
This definition has been superseded and is retained here only for archival purposes. Use instead '_space_group_symop_operation_xyz'
Symmetry-equivalent position in the 'xyz' representation. Except for the space group P1, these data will be repeated in a loop. The format of the data item is as per International Tables for Crystallography Vol. A. (2002). All equivalent positions should be entered, including those for lattice centring and a centre of symmetry, if present. In order for the defaults to work correctly, the identity operation should have _space_group_symop_id or _symmetry_equiv_pos_site_id set to 1, and _space_group_symop_operation_xyz or _symmetry_equiv_pos_as_xyz set to x,y,z; i.e. the operation labelled 1 should be the identity operation.Example:
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Enumeration default: x,y,z