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Research project

Spherical mosaics from different tiles

What are 'defects' and mechanical properties of mosaics of different shapes of tiles?

Contact
Daniela Kraft
Funding
NWO Veni 2013 NWO Veni 2013

To cover a sphere with tiles, a second type of tile is always needed, known as ‘defects’. They are important for the mechanical properties of, for example, the protein shell of a virus. This research will investigate the defects and mechanical properties of mosaics of different shapes of tiles.