# Spsk2mat.m

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Converts span and skew representation of a 3x3 interaction tensor into the corresponding matrix.

## Syntax

M=axrh2mat(iso,ax,rh,alp,bet,gam)

## Description

Isotropic part, span, and skew are often seen in the literature. It is not a good way of reporting an interaction tensor (the original matrix is best), but it is still being used.

## Arguments

iso - isotropic part of the interaction, defined as (xx+yy+zz)/3 in terms of eigenvaues sp - interaction span, defined as the difference between the largest and the smallest eigenvalue sk - interaction skew, defined as 3*(yy-iso)/sp where yy is the middle eigenvalue alp - alpha Euler angle in radians bet - beta Euler angle in radians gam - gamma Euler angle in radians

## Outputs

M - 3x3 matrix

## Notes

The reverse transformation (from matrix into span, skew, and angles) is ill-defined.

## See also

eeqq2nqi.m, castep2nqi.m, euler2dcm.m, xyz2dd.m, axrh2mat.m

*Version 2.1, authors: Ilya Kuprov*