Hexagonal Honeycomb II (SBA-15)

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No folding instructions for this model are listed on my page.
Related posts: My origami on book cover / origami na okładce książki: Nanocząstki i nanotechnologie by Marek Kosmulski
This is the primary page for this model.
Paper: copy paper
Type: figurative modular, other natural sciences, origami quilt (implies: abstract modular, abstract, figurative, geometric, modular, multi-sheet, natural sciences, tessellation)
Author: Michał Kosmulski
Units used: Hexagonal Honeycomb II Unit, by: Michał Kosmulski (18 pillars and 72 connectors)
Unit count: 90
Colors: yellow
In albums: Models in Non-Origami Books, Showcase, Modular ② — medium number of units

Model used as cover art for “Nanocząstki i nanotechnologie” book
Images are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

I designed this model for the cover illustration of my father’s book on nanoparticles. It represents the structure of SBA-15, a type of mesoporous silica. My first thought when designing the model was to extend Hexagonal Honeycomb by making the tubes longer, but I reckoned the model would use a huge number of units, and decided to design something new from scratch. The Hexagonal Honeycomb II unit I came up with produces tubes of the right proportions, from just a single unit per tube (plus connectors between tubes).

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