5-simplex honeycomb

5-simplex honeycomb
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TypeUniform honeycomb
FamilySimplectic honeycomb
Schläfli symbol{3[6]}
Coxeter diagram
5-face types{34} , t1{34}
4-face types{33} , t1{33}
Cell types{3,3} , t1{3,3}
Face types{3}
Vertex figuret0,4{34}
Coxeter groups×2, <[3[6]]>

In five-dimensional Euclidean geometry, the 5-simplex honeycomb or hexateric honeycomb is a space-filling tessellation (or honeycomb or pentacomb). Each vertex is shared by 12 5-simplexes, 30 rectified 5-simplexes, and 20 birectified 5-simplexes. These facet types occur in proportions of 2:2:1 respectively in the whole honeycomb.

A5 lattice

This vertex arrangement is called the A5 lattice or 5-simplex lattice. The 30 vertices of the stericated 5-simplex vertex figure represent the 30 roots of the Coxeter group.[1] It is the 5-dimensional case of a simplectic honeycomb.

The A2
lattice is the union of two A5 lattices:

The A3
is the union of three A5 lattices:


The A*
lattice (also called A6
) is the union of six A5 lattices, and is the dual vertex arrangement to the omnitruncated 5-simplex honeycomb, and therefore the Voronoi cell of this lattice is an omnitruncated 5-simplex.

= dual of

Related polytopes and honeycombs

This honeycomb is one of 12 unique uniform honeycombs[2] constructed by the Coxeter group. The extended symmetry of the hexagonal diagram of the Coxeter group allows for automorphisms that map diagram nodes (mirrors) on to each other. So the various 12 honeycombs represent higher symmetries based on the ring arrangement symmetry in the diagrams:

Projection by folding

The 5-simplex honeycomb can be projected into the 3-dimensional cubic honeycomb by a geometric folding operation that maps two pairs of mirrors into each other, sharing the same vertex arrangement:

See also

Regular and uniform honeycombs in 5-space:



Fundamental convex regular and uniform honeycombs in dimensions 3–10 (or 2-9)
Family / /
Uniform tiling {3[3]} δ3 hδ3 qδ3 Hexagonal
Uniform convex honeycomb {3[4]} δ4 hδ4 qδ4
Uniform 5-honeycomb {3[5]} δ5 hδ5 qδ5 24-cell honeycomb
Uniform 6-honeycomb {3[6]} δ6 hδ6 qδ6
Uniform 7-honeycomb {3[7]} δ7 hδ7 qδ7 222
Uniform 8-honeycomb {3[8]} δ8 hδ8 qδ8 133331
Uniform 9-honeycomb {3[9]} δ9 hδ9 qδ9 152251521
Uniform 10-honeycomb {3[10]} δ10 hδ10 qδ10
Uniform n-honeycomb {3[n]} δn hδn qδn 1k22k1k21
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