# Snub 24-cell honeycomb

In four-dimensional Euclidean geometry, the snub 24-cell honeycomb, or snub icositetrachoric honeycomb is a uniform space-filling tessellation (or honeycomb) by snub 24-cells, 16-cells, and 5-cells. It was discovered by Thorold Gosset with his 1900 paper of semiregular polytopes. It is not semiregular by Gosset's definition of regular facets, but all of its cells (ridges) are regular, either tetrahedra or icosahedra.

Snub 24-cell honeycomb
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TypeUniform 4-honeycomb
Schläfli symbolss{3,4,3,3}
sr{3,3,4,3}
2sr{4,3,3,4}
2sr{4,3,31,1}
s{31,1,1,1}
Coxeter diagrams

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4-face typesnub 24-cell
16-cell
5-cell
Cell type{3,3}
{3,5}
Face typetriangle {3}
Vertex figure
Irregular decachoron
Symmetries[3+,4,3,3]
[3,4,(3,3)+]
[4,(3,3)+,4]
[4,(3,31,1)+]
[31,1,1,1]+
PropertiesVertex transitive, nonWythoffian

It can be seen as an alternation of a truncated 24-cell honeycomb, and can be represented by Schläfli symbol s{3,4,3,3}, s{31,1,1,1}, and 3 other snub constructions.

It is defined by an irregular decachoron vertex figure (10-celled 4-polytope), faceted by four snub 24-cells, one 16-cell, and five 5-cells. The vertex figure can be seen topologically as a modified tetrahedral prism, where one of the tetrahedra is subdivided at mid-edges into a central octahedron and four corner tetrahedra. Then the four side-facets of the prism, the triangular prisms become tridiminished icosahedra.

## Symmetry constructions

There are five different symmetry constructions of this tessellation. Each symmetry can be represented by different arrangements of colored snub 24-cell, 16-cell, and 5-cell facets. In all cases, four snub 24-cells, five 5-cells, and one 16-cell meet at each vertex, but the vertex figures have different symmetry generators.

Symmetry Coxeter
Schläfli
Facets (on vertex figure)
Snub 24-cell
(4)
16-cell
(1)
5-cell
(5)
[3+,4,3,3]
s{3,4,3,3}
4:
[3,4,(3,3)+]
sr{3,3,4,3}
3:
1:
[[4,(3,3)+,4]]
2sr{4,3,3,4}
2,2:
[(31,1,3)+,4]
2sr{4,3,31,1}
1,1:
2:
[31,1,1,1]+
s{31,1,1,1}
1,1,1,1:

Regular and uniform honeycombs in 4-space:

## References

• T. Gosset: On the Regular and Semi-Regular Figures in Space of n Dimensions, Messenger of Mathematics, Macmillan, 1900
• Coxeter, H.S.M. Regular Polytopes, (3rd edition, 1973), Dover edition, ISBN 0-486-61480-8 p. 296, Table II: Regular honeycombs
• 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 24) H.S.M. Coxeter, Regular and Semi-Regular Polytopes III, [Math. Zeit. 200 (1988) 3-45]
• George Olshevsky, Uniform Panoploid Tetracombs, Manuscript (2006) (Complete list of 11 convex uniform tilings, 28 convex uniform honeycombs, and 143 convex uniform tetracombs) Model 133
• Klitzing, Richard. "4D Euclidean tesselations"., o4s3s3s4o, s3s3s *b3s4o, s3s3s *b3s *b3s, o3o3o4s3s, s3s3s4o3o - sadit - O133
Fundamental convex regular and uniform honeycombs in dimensions 2-9
Space Family ${\displaystyle {\tilde {A}}_{n-1}}$ ${\displaystyle {\tilde {C}}_{n-1}}$ ${\displaystyle {\tilde {B}}_{n-1}}$ ${\displaystyle {\tilde {D}}_{n-1}}$ ${\displaystyle {\tilde {G}}_{2}}$ / ${\displaystyle {\tilde {F}}_{4}}$ / ${\displaystyle {\tilde {E}}_{n-1}}$
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