- (geometry) An Archimedean solid that has fourteen faces (eight triangular and six square) and is both isogonal and isotoxal.
1976, Hugh Kenner, Geodesic Math and how to Use it, page 21:
- There are just two polyhedra that will fulfill these conditions: the cuboctahedron and the icosidodecahedron (Diagram 3.3).
- 2008, M. E. Gruner, Georg Rollmann, Alfred Hucht, Peter Entel, Structural and Magnetic Proprties of Transition Metal Nanoparticles from First Principles, Rolf Haug (editor), Advances in Solid State Physics 47, page 124,
- In the case of perfect, symmetric L10 cuboctahedra, two of the (001)-surfaces have to be terminated completely with either iron or platinum.
- 2009, Walter Steurer, Sofia Deloudi, Crystallography of Quasicrystals: Concepts, Methods and Structures, page 54,
- Octahedra are also needed to make the packing of square-sharing cuboctahedra space filling (Fig. 2.4(c)).
- 2015, Ke Jiang, Antoliy O. Pinchuk, Chapter Two: Noble Metal Nanomaterials: Synthetic Routes, Fundamental Properties, and Promising Applications, Robert E. Camley, Robert L. Stamps (editors), Solid State Physics, Volume 66, Elsevier, page 151,
- Yang and coworkers have prepared Pt cuboctahedrons and cubes by reducing K2PtCl4 with H2 generated in situ from the hydrolysis of NaBH4 in the presence of tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide as a surfactant [157,158].
polyhedron with 8 triangular and 6 square faces