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Sphere packing, helices and the polytope {3,3,5}

Lord, EA and Ranganathan, S (2001) Sphere packing, helices and the polytope {3,3,5}. In: European Physical Journal D, 15 (3). pp. 335-343.


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The packing of tetrahedra in face contact is well-known to be relevant to atomic clustering in many complex alloys. We briefly review some of the structures that can arise in this way, and introduce methods of dealing with the geometry of the polytope {3,3,5},which is highly relevant to an understanding of these structures. Finally, we present a method of projection from S3 to E3 that enables coordinates for the key vertices of the collagen model of Sadoc and Rivier to be calculated.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: European Physical Journal D
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer Verlag
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:16
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/1962

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