Crystal system

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The name of the crystal class to which the space group of a crystal belongs. The crystal systems are:

  • triclinic
  • monoclinic
  • orthorhombic
  • tetragonal
  • trigonal
  • hexagonal
  • cubic

Note that rhombohedral crystals belong to the trigonal system.