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Zeitschrift für Kristallographie - Crystalline Materials

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Volume 126, Issue 1-3


Proof that the pgg packing of ellipses has never the maximum density

Takeo Matsumoto
Published Online: 2010-07-28 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1524/zkri.1968.126.1-3.170


It is proved that the pgg-packing of ellipses never can have exactly the maximum density ϱ = [unk]. This maximum density is reached only, if all ellipses are parallel (=cmm-packing) or if they become circles (=closest packing of circles p6m).

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Published Online: 2010-07-28

Published in Print: 1968-01-01

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, Volume 126, Issue 1-3, Pages 170–174, ISSN (Online) 0044-2968, ISSN (Print) 1433-7266, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1524/zkri.1968.126.1-3.170.

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