, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 233-242

On the Kissing Numbers of Some Special Convex Bodies

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Abstract.

In this note the kissing numbers of octahedra, rhombic dodecahedra and elongated octahedra are determined. In high dimensions, an exponential lower bound for the kissing numbers of superballs is achieved.

Received December 24, 1996, and in revised form October 7, 1997.