Cluster of 45 Polyhedra around a Rhombic Hexacontahedron

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Rhombic triacontahedra (RT) and rhombic hexecontahedra (RH) are layered to form a structure similar to one sometimes found in quasicrystals. The total number of polyhedra can be enumerated as follows: 1 RH + 12 RT + 20 RT + 12 RH = 45.

Contributed by: Sándor Kabai (October 2015)
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[1] S. Kabai, S. Bérczi, and L. Szilassi, "Clusters Produced by Placing Rhombic Triacontahedra at the Vertices of Polyhedra," The Mathematica Journal, 14, Sep 2012.

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