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Barrel Pseudotilings

Author(s): Undine Leopold

Journal: Symmetry
ISSN 2073-8994

Volume: 4;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 545;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: tiling | pseudotiling | abstract polytope | realization

This paper describes 4-valent tiling-like structures, called pseudotilings, composed of barrel tiles and apeirogonal pseudotiles in Euclidean 3-space. These (frequently face-to-face) pseudotilings naturally rise in columns above 3-valent plane tilings by  convex polygons, such that each column is occupied by stacked congruent barrel tiles or congruent apeirogonal pseudotiles. No physical space is occupied by the apeirogonal pseudotiles. Many interesting pseudotilings arise from plane tilings with high symmetry. As combinatorial structures, these are abstract polytopes of rank 4 with both finite and infinite 2-faces and facets.
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