Discrete & Computational Geometry

, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 233–242

On the Kissing Numbers of Some Special Convex Bodies

  • D. G. Larman
  • C. Zong

DOI: 10.1007/PL00009418

Cite this article as:
Larman, D. & Zong, C. Discrete Comput Geom (1999) 21: 233. doi:10.1007/PL00009418


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.

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© 1998 Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. G. Larman
    • 1
  • C. Zong
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, England ros@math.ucl.ac.uk UK
  2. 2.Institute of Mathematics, The Chinese Acadamy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, People's Republic of China cmzong@math08.math.ac.cnCN

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