Vol. 7 No. 1 (2023)
Feature Articles

Boxing Partula: 25 Years After

Stephen Hyde
School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Published 2022-07-18


  • Curvature,
  • Crystallization,
  • Mesostructure,
  • Liquid Crystals,
  • Non-Euclidean Geometry

How to Cite

Hyde, S. (2022). Boxing Partula: 25 Years After. Substantia, 7(1), 45–65. https://doi.org/10.36253/Substantia-1751


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.


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