Oh E 8 C3 3 C2 6 C4 6 C2' i 8 S6 3 sh 6 S4 6 sd <R> <p> <—d—> <——f——> <———g———> <————h————> <—————i—————> A1g 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ... ... ..... ....... T........ ........... T............ A2g 1 1 1 -1 -1 1 1 1 -1 -1 ... ... ..... ....... ......... ........... .T........... Eg 2 -1 2 0 0 2 -1 2 0 0 ... ... TT... ....... .TT...... ........... ..TT......... T1g 3 0 -1 1 -1 3 0 -1 1 -1 TTT ... ..... ....... ...TTT... ........... ....TTT...... T2g 3 0 -1 -1 1 3 0 -1 -1 1 ... ... ..TTT ....... ......TTT ........... .......TTTTTT A1u 1 1 1 1 1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 ... ... ..... ....... ......... ........... ............. A2u 1 1 1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 1 1 ... ... ..... T...... ......... ........... ............. Eu 2 -1 2 0 0 -2 1 -2 0 0 ... ... ..... ....... ......... TT......... ............. T1u 3 0 -1 1 -1 -3 0 1 -1 1 ... TTT ..... ....TTT ......... ..TTTTTT... ............. T2u 3 0 -1 -1 1 -3 0 1 1 -1 ... ... ..... .TTT... ......... ........TTT ............. Symmetry of Rotations and Cartesian products A1g g+i+k+m x^{4}+y^{4}+z^{4}, x^{2}y^{2}z^{2} A2g i+m x^{4}(y^{2}−z^{2})+y^{4}(z^{2}−x^{2})+z^{4}(x^{2}−y^{2}) Eg d+g+i+2k+2m {x^{2}−y^{2}, 2z^{2}−x^{2}−y^{2}}, {x^{4}−y^{4}, 2z^{4}−x^{4}−y^{4}}, {2z^{6}−x^{6}−y^{6}, x^{6}−y^{6}} T1g R+g+i+2k+2m {R_{x}, R_{y}, R_{z}}, {xy(x^{2}−y^{2}), xz(x^{2}−z^{2}), yz(y^{2}−z^{2})}, {xy(x^{4}−y^{4}), xz(x^{4}−z^{4}), yz(y^{4}−z^{4})} T2g d+g+2i+2k+3m {xy, xz, yz}, {x^{2}yz, xy^{2}z, xyz^{2}}, {x^{4}yz, xy^{4}z, xyz^{4}}, {x^{3}y^{3}, x^{3}z^{3}, y^{3}z^{3}} A1u l A2u f+j+l xyz Eu h+j+l {xyz(x^{2}−y^{2}), xyz(2z^{2}−x^{2}−y^{2})} T1u p+f+2h+2j+3l {x, y, z}, {x^{3}, y^{3}, z^{3}}, {x^{2}y^{2}z, x^{2}yz^{2}, xy^{2}z^{2}}, {x^{5}, y^{5}, z^{5}} T2u f+h+2j+2l {x(z^{2}−y^{2}), y(z^{2}−x^{2}), z(x^{2}−y^{2})}, {x(x^{4}−z^{4}), y(x^{4}−z^{4}), z(x^{4}−y^{4})} Notes: α The order of the O_{h} point group is 48, and the order of the principal axis (S_{6}) is 6. The group has 10 irreducible representations. β The O_{h} point group is generated by two symmetry elements, which can be chosen as any S_{6} with any S_{4} (or C_{4}) axis. There are more possible pairs. Examples include: S_{6} and σ_{d} or C_{2}^{′}; S_{4} and C_{2}^{′}; or C_{4} and σ_{d}. Symmetry elements chosen must bei neither coplanar nor orthogonal. γ The lowest nonvanishing multipole moment in O_{h} is 16 (hexadecapole moment). δ This point group is non-Abelian (some symmetry operations are not commutative). Therefore, the character table contains multi-membered classes and degenerate irreducible representations. ε This point group has several symmetry elements of order 3 or higher which are not coaxial. Therefore, it has at least three-dimensional irreducible representations. The symmetry described by this group may be called “isometric”, as the three Cartesian directions are degenerate. ζ This point group corresponds to cubic symmetry, because it is isometric but has no C_{5} axis. More precisely, it is octahedral because it has four-fold axes of rotation. Note that the form of the Cartesian products and their ordering in the table above are somewhat arbitrary. η All characters are integers because the order of the principal axis is 1,2,3,4 or 6. Such point groups are also referred to as “crystallographic point groups”, as they are compatible with periodic lattice symmetry. There are exactly 32 such groups: C_{1},C_{s},C_{i},C_{2},C_{2h},C_{2v},C_{3},C_{3h},C_{3v},C_{4},C_{4h},C_{4v},C_{6},C_{6h},C_{6v},D_{2},D_{2d},D_{2h},D_{3},D_{3d},D_{3h},D_{4},D_{4h},D_{6},D_{6h},S_{4},S_{6},T,T_{d},T_{h},O,O_{h}.
T | O | I |
T_{h} | O_{h} | I_{h} |
T_{d} |
This Character Table for the O_{h} point group was created by Gernot Katzer.
For other groups and some explanations, see the Main Page.