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Video recording for a hemihelix with one perversion under water. Both ends are free to rotate. The geometry and prestretch are the same as those in Video S2.

A hemihelix is a quasi-helical curved geometric shape characterized by repeated tendril perversions.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Liu, J.; Huang, J.; Su, T.; Bertoldi, K.; Clarke, D. R. (2014). "Structural Transition from Helices to Hemihelices". PLoS ONE. 9 (4): e93183. Bibcode:2014PLoSO...993183L. PMC 3997338Freely accessible. PMID 24759785. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0093183. 
  2. ^ Amina Khan (April 24, 2014). "With a little rubber, scientists make weird, twisted hemihelix". Los Angeles Times. 
  3. ^ Lydia Smith (April 24, 2014). "Scientists Discover New Rare 'Hemihelix' Shape Using Rubber Bands". International Business Times.