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Domain of influence

The domain of influence of a lattice point P (Delaunay 1933), or Dirichlet domain or Voronoi domain, consists of all points Q in space that are closer to this lattice point than to any other lattice point or at most equidistant to it, namely such that OP ≤|t - OP| for any vector t belonging to the vector lattice L. It is the inside of the Wigner-Seitz cell.

See also

Section 9.1 of International Tables of Crystallography, Volume A