Forma, Vol. 13 (No. 3), pp. 145-178, 1998

Boxing Partula

Stephen Hyde

Applied Maths. Dept., Research School of Physical Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, 0200, A.C.T.

(Received April 14, 1997; Accepted June 12, 1998)

Keywords: Curvature, Crystallisation, Mesostructure, Liquid Crystals, Non-Euclidean Geometry

Abstract. The comprehension of form generally assumes a euclidean three-dimensional perspective. I argue here that non-euclidean geometry has much to offer in understanding structures of atomic crystals, molecular liquid crystals and related mesoporous inorganic materials and biominerals.