Cyclotruncated 5-simplex honeycomb

In five-dimensional Euclidean geometry, the cyclotruncated 5-simplex honeycomb or cyclotruncated hexateric honeycomb is a space-filling tessellation (or honeycomb). It is composed of 5-simplex, truncated 5-simplex, and bitruncated 5-simplex facets in a ratio of 1:1:1.

Cyclotruncated 5-simplex honeycomb
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TypeUniform honeycomb
FamilyCyclotruncated simplectic honeycomb
Schläfli symbolt0,1{3[6]}
Coxeter diagram or
5-face types{3,3,3,3}
4-face types{3,3,3}
Cell types{3,3}
Face types{3}
Vertex figure
Elongated 5-cell antiprism
Coxeter groups×22, [[3[6]]]


Its vertex figure is an elongated 5-cell antiprism, two parallel 5-cells in dual configurations, connected by 10 tetrahedral pyramids (elongated 5-cells) from the cell of one side to a point on the other. The vertex figure has 8 vertices and 12 5-cells.

It can be constructed as six sets of parallel hyperplanes that divide space. The hyperplane intersections generate cyclotruncated 5-cell honeycomb divisions on each hyperplane.

This honeycomb is one of 12 unique uniform honeycombs[1] 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:

See also

Regular and uniform honeycombs in 5-space:


  1. mathworld: Necklace, OEIS sequence A000029 13-1 cases, skipping one with zero marks


  • Norman Johnson Uniform Polytopes, Manuscript (1991)
  • Kaleidoscopes: Selected Writings of H.S.M. Coxeter, edited by F. Arthur Sherk, Peter McMullen, Anthony C. Thompson, Asia Ivic Weiss, Wiley-Interscience Publication, 1995, ISBN 978-0-471-01003-6
    • (Paper 22) H.S.M. Coxeter, Regular and Semi Regular Polytopes I, [Math. Zeit. 46 (1940) 380-407, MR 2,10] (1.9 Uniform space-fillings)
    • (Paper 24) H.S.M. Coxeter, Regular and Semi-Regular Polytopes III, [Math. Zeit. 200 (1988) 3-45]
Fundamental convex regular and uniform honeycombs in dimensions 2-9
Space Family / /
E2 Uniform tiling {3[3]} δ3 hδ3 qδ3 Hexagonal
E3 Uniform convex honeycomb {3[4]} δ4 hδ4 qδ4
E4 Uniform 4-honeycomb {3[5]} δ5 hδ5 qδ5 24-cell honeycomb
E5 Uniform 5-honeycomb {3[6]} δ6 hδ6 qδ6
E6 Uniform 6-honeycomb {3[7]} δ7 hδ7 qδ7 222
E7 Uniform 7-honeycomb {3[8]} δ8 hδ8 qδ8 133331
E8 Uniform 8-honeycomb {3[9]} δ9 hδ9 qδ9 152251521
E9 Uniform 9-honeycomb {3[10]} δ10 hδ10 qδ10
En-1 Uniform (n-1)-honeycomb {3[n]} δn hδn qδn 1k22k1k21
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