Triangular bifrustum | |
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Type | Bifrustum |
Faces | 6 trapezoids, 2 triangles |
Edges | 15 |
Vertices | 9 |
Symmetry group | D_{3h} |
Dual polyhedron | Elongated triangular bipyramid |
Properties | convex |
Net |
The triangular bifrustum is the second in an infinite series of bifrustum polyhedra. It has 6 trapezoid and 2 triangle faces. It may also be called the truncated triangular bipyramid; however, that term is ambiguous, as it may also refer to polyhedra formed by truncating all five vertices of a triangular bipyramid.^{[1]}
This polyhedron can be constructed by taking a triangular bipyramid and truncating the polar axis vertices, making it into two end-to-end frustums. It appears as the form of certain nanocrystals.^{[2]}^{[3]}
A truncated triangular bipyramid can be constructed by connecting two stacked regular octahedra with 3 pairs of tetrahedra around the sides. This represents a portion of the gyrated alternated cubic honeycomb.