Hexagonal Close Packing and Triangular Orthobicupola

Initializing live version
Download to Desktop

Requires a Wolfram Notebook System

Interact on desktop, mobile and cloud with the free Wolfram Player or other Wolfram Language products.

Spheres are placed at the center and vertices of a triangular orthobicupola (Johnson solid J27). If such assemblies are placed side by side, then the spheres form three layers of a hexagonal close packing.

Contributed by: Sándor Kabai (August 2008)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA




Feedback (field required)
Email (field required) Name
Occupation Organization
Note: Your message & contact information may be shared with the author of any specific Demonstration for which you give feedback.