# Difference between revisions of "Tetrakaidecahedron (Kelvin Cell)"

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The '''tetrakaidecahedron''' is a polyhedron studied in conjunction with foams and minimal surface area, space-filling shapes. The tetrakaidecahedron has 14 faces (6 quadrilateral and 8 hexagonal) and 24 vertices. | The '''tetrakaidecahedron''' is a polyhedron studied in conjunction with foams and minimal surface area, space-filling shapes. The tetrakaidecahedron has 14 faces (6 quadrilateral and 8 hexagonal) and 24 vertices. | ||

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== References == | == References == |

## Revision as of 22:53, 27 November 2009

## Definition

The **tetrakaidecahedron** is a polyhedron studied in conjunction with foams and minimal surface area, space-filling shapes. The tetrakaidecahedron has 14 faces (6 quadrilateral and 8 hexagonal) and 24 vertices.

## References

Kelvin's Ideal Foam Structure http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2004/may/06/research.science1 http://mathworld.wolfram.com/KelvinsConjecture.html http://zapatopi.net/blog/?post=200407047160.make_your_own_kelvin_cells