Latent symmetry and its group theoretical determination

D. B. Litvin, V. K. Wadhawan

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Latent symmetry of a component of a composite object is defined as that symmetry of a subunit of the component which is not a symmetry of the component but which is a symmetry of the composite. This is illustrated by a geometrical example. A group theoretical procedure is given to determine latent symmetry and is applied to examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)435-441
Number of pages7
JournalActa Crystallographica Section A: Foundations of Crystallography
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 24 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Structural Biology


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