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Chairman: A. Authier (France)

Laboratoire de Minéralogie-Cristallographie
Université P. & M. Curie
Mailing address: Villechenine
F-87470 Peyrat-le-Château
Telephone: 33(5)55694042
Fax: 33(5)55694042
Email: AAuthier@wanadoo.fr

General information

The Commission on Crystallographic Nomenclature comprises an elected Chairperson and ex officio members, namely the editors of the Union's journals and International Tables, the Chairman of the IUCr/OUP Book series Committee, the Chairman of the Teaching Commission, the Chairman of the Committee for the Maintenance of the Crystallographic Information File Standard, the President and the General Secretary of the IUCr.

Nomenclature problems arising in specific fields of crystallography that come to the attention of, and are recognised as important by, the Commission are studied by ad hoc committees of experts appointed by the Commission. The present working groups are: "Working group on the definition of crystalline phase identifiers", chaired by I.D. Brown and "Working group on co-crystal nomenclature" chaired by F. Allen. The reports of the working groups, after acceptance by the Commission and the Executive Committee, are published in Acta Crystallographica, Section A.

The results of past working groups, together with their recommendations, are contained in the reports listed below.

Crystallographers are invited to bring additional nomenclature problems to the attention of any Commission member.

Commission members


Crystallographic Teaching Aids

Reference Materials

Other Nomenclature Resources

  • [BIPM]
Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (Home of the SI system of units)
  • [IUPAC]
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Web Documents
  • [ISO]
ISO Technical Committee 12: Quantities, units, symbols, conversion factors
  • [IUPAP]
IUPAP (International Union of Pure & Applied Physics) Commission on Symbols, Units, Nomenclature, Atomic Masses and Fundamental Constants (SUNAMCO)

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