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Near-Miss Symmetric Polyhedral Cages

Piette, Bernard M. A. G.; Lukács, Árpad

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Following the experimental discovery of several nearly symmetric protein cages, we define the concept of homogeneous symmetric congruent equivalent near-miss polyhedral cages made out of P-gons. We use group theory to parameterize the possible configurations and we minimize the irregularity of the P-gons numerically to construct all such polyhedral cages for 𝑃=6 to 𝑃=20 with deformation of up to 10%.


Piette, B. M. A. G., & Lukács, Á. (2023). Near-Miss Symmetric Polyhedral Cages. Symmetry, 15(3), Article 717.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 9, 2023
Online Publication Date Mar 13, 2023
Publication Date 2023-03
Deposit Date Oct 23, 2023
Publicly Available Date Oct 24, 2023
Journal Symmetry
Publisher MDPI
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 15
Issue 3
Article Number 717
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