(60 wide and 30 narrow)
|Faces per vertex||3, 5, and 6|
|Symmetry group||Ih, [5,3], *532|
A rhombic enneacontahedron (plural: rhombic enneacontahedra) is a polyhedron composed of 90 rhombic faces; with three, five, or six rhombi meeting at each vertex. It has 60 broad rhombi and 30 slim. The rhombic enneacontahedron is a zonohedron with a superficial resemblance to the rhombic triacontahedron.
The sixty broad rhombic faces in the rhombic enneacontahedron are identical to those in the rhombic dodecahedron, with diagonals in a ratio of 1 to the square root of 2. The face angles of these rhombi are approximately 70.528° and 109.471°. The thirty slim rhombic faces have face vertex angles of 41.810° and 138.189°; the diagonals are in ratio of 1 to φ2.
The rhombic enneacontahedron is called a rhombic enenicontahedron in Lloyd Kahn's Domebook 2.
The packing fraction of the close-packed crystal formed by rhombic enneacontrahedra is given by:
It was proven that this close-packed value is assumed in a Bravais-type lattice by de Graaf (2011), who also described the lattice. The proof is conditionally dependent on Hales (2005) proof of the Kepler conjecture and the proof of the inscribed-sphere upper bound for the packing of particles by Torquato (2009).
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- VRML model: George Hart, 
- George Hart's Conway Generator Try dakD
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- Hales, Thomas C. (2005), "A proof of the Kepler conjecture", Annals of Mathematics 162: 1065, doi:10.4007/annals.2005.162.1065
- Rhombic Enneacontahedron Includes a great deal of metric data
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