Primitive basis

From Online Dictionary of Crystallography

Base primitive (Fr). Base primitiva </Font>(It)


A primitive basis is a crystallographic basis of the vector lattice L such that every lattice vector t of L may be obtained as an integral linear combination of the basis vectors, a, b, c.

See also

direct lattice
Sections 8.1 and 9.1 of International Tables of Crystallography, Volume A