The Bidiakis cube
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The Bidiakis cube can also be constructed from a cube by adding edges across the top and bottom faces which connect the centres of opposite sides of the faces. The two additional edges need to be perpendicular to each other. With this construction, the Bidiakis cube is a polyhedral graph, and can be realized as a convex polyhedron. Therefore, by Steinitz's theorem, it is a 3-vertex-connected simple planar graph.
The Bidiakis cube is not a vertex-transitive graph and its full automorphism group is isomorphic to the dihedral group of order 8, the group of symmetries of a square, including both rotations and reflections.
The characteristic polynomial of the Bidiakis cube is .
The chromatic number of the Bidiakis cube is 3.
The chromatic index of the Bidiakis cube is 3.
The Bidiakis cube is a planar graph.