Tables for
Volume G
Definition and exchange of crystallographic data
Edited by S. R. Hall and B. McMahon

International Tables for Crystallography (2006). Vol. G. ch. 3.4, p. 135

Section Atom sites

G. Madariagaa*

aDepartamento de Física de la Materia Condensada, Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología, Universidad del País Vasco, Apartado 644, 48080 Bilbao, Spain
Correspondence e-mail: Atom sites

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Data items in these categories are as follows:

(a) ATOM_SITE [Scheme scheme15]

(b) ATOM_SITE_PHASON [Scheme scheme16]

The bullet ([\bullet]) indicates a category key. The arrow ([\rightarrow]) is a reference to a parent data item.

The ATOM_SITEcategory is extended in the msCIF dictionary by the addition of a small number of items that may appear in the main looped list of atom-site information (see Section[link] ). The *_flag items indicate whether each individual atom site has been modelled through modulation of atomic displacement, site occupation or thermal parameters. In each case, the default value of the item is no, so that any or all of the flags may be omitted when that particular type of modulation has not been applied to the structural model.

_atom_site_subsystem_code identifies the cell subsystem to which the atom site must be assigned in the description of composite structures. Each value of _atom_site_subsystem_code must match one of the values of _cell_subsystem_code in the overall description of the subsystems defined for a composite.

The ATOM_SITE_PHASON category allow details of an atom-dependent phason correction, as implemented in JANA2000, to be given. The use of these phason corrections is discouraged.

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