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New rod packings, polyhedra, and virus structures

Sten Andersson


Simple rod packings of new kinds are used to circumscribe the Platonic and the Archimedean polyhedra. The geometry is chiral and describes a spherical propeller and differences in the Echoviruses 7 and 12 structures. A cubic version of such a chiral virus is discussed for the early evolution.

* Correspondence address: Sandforsk, Insitute of Sandvik, Södra Langgatan 27, 38074 Löttorp, Schweden,

Published Online: 2011-06-30
Published in Print: 2011-08

© by Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, Löttorp, Germany

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