Journal of Chemical Physics vol:110 issue:14 pages:6916-6926
Irreducible symmetry representations characterize topological invariants of point group molecules. In the present paper this result is extended to periodic structures in two and three dimensions, using plane and space symmetry groups. Applications include a symmetry analysis of the band structure for the graphite sheet and related nanotubes of the leapfrog type. (C) 1999 American Institute of Physics.