# Difold ditetraswirlchoron

The difold ditetraswirlchoron, also known as the disphenoidal-digonal scalenohedral 8-3 double step prism, is one of several isogonal polychoron, formed as a convex hull of two hexadecachora. It consists of 8 triangular antiprisms, 16 triangular pyramids, and 24 phyllic disphenoids. 3 triangular antiprisms, 4 triangular pyramids, and 6 phyllic disphenoids join at each vertex.

Difold ditetraswirlchoron
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Rank4
TypeIsogonal
SpaceSpherical
Info
SymmetryA3+×4, order 48
Elements
Vertex figure10-vertex polyhedron with 3 tetragons and 10 triangles
Cells16 triangular pyramids, 24 phyllic disphenoids, 8 triangular antiprisms
Faces16 triangles, 48 isosceles triangles, 48 scalene triangles
Edges8+24+48
Vertices16
Measures (circumradius 1, based on a 2D regular dodecagonal envelope)
Edge lengths6-valence (8): $\sqrt{2-\sqrt3} ≈ 0.51764$ 6-valence (24): $\sqrt{\frac{6-\sqrt3}{3}} ≈ 1.19275$ 3-valence (48): $\sqrt3 ≈ 1.41421$ Central density1
Euler characteristic0
Related polytopes
Properties
ConvexYes
OrientableYes
NatureTame

This polychoron cannot be optimized using the ratio method, because the solution (with intended minimal ratio 1:$\sqrt2$ ≈ 1:1.41421) would yield a tesseract instead.

## Vertex coordinates

Coordinates for the vertices of a difold ditetraswirlchoron based on a 2D regular dodecagonal envelope of circumradius 1, centered at the origin, are given by:

• $±\left(0,\,0,\,0,\,1\right),$
• $±\left(\frac{\sqrt6}{3},\,0,\,\frac{\sqrt3}{3},\,0\right),$
• $±\left(\frac{\sqrt6}{6},\,±\frac{\sqrt2}{2},\,-\frac{\sqrt3}{3},\,0\right),$
• $±\left(0,\,0,\,\frac12,\,\frac{\sqrt3}{2}\right),$
• $±\left(0,\,\frac{\sqrt6}{3},\,-\frac12,\,\frac{\sqrt3}{6}\right),$
• $±\left(±\frac{\sqrt2}{2},\,\frac{\sqrt6}{3},\,\frac12,\,-\frac{\sqrt3}{6}\right).$