Rep-Tiles

Substitution rules with just a single tile.

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Armchair

A simple substitution rule with an L-shaped prototile. The tilings are mld. to the domino tilings.

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Chair

The chair tiling, as most tilings presented here, is nonperiodic. But there is a strong resemblance to periodic tiling. For instance, the set of vertex points in the tiling obviously spans a square lattice. Moreover, it is possible to detect large subsets in the tiling which are fully periodic. For instance, consider the pattern of white crosses (consisting of four tiles each) in the tiling. In fact, the chair tiling is the union of a countable set of fully periodic tile sets $L_{1}, L_{2}, L_{3}$…, where each $L_{i}$ possesses period vectors of length $2 \times 2^{i}$.

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Domino

Also known as ‘table tiling’. In [Sol97] was shown that its dynamical spectrum has a continuous component. Thus it cannot be a cut and project tiling. The same was shown in [Rob99] , where a topological model of the dynamical system of the domino tilings is obtained.

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Domino variant

A simple variant of the domino tilings (aka table tilings). C. Goodman-Strauss pointed out in [Goo98] the following. B. Solomyak proved in Sol98, that for each nonperiodic substitution tiling the substitution rule is invertible: One can tell from $\sigma(T)$ its predecessor $T$ uniquely. But this is true only if the prototiles have the same symmetry group as the first order supertiles. By using decorated tiles this can always be achieved. (And now Chaims remark:) Here we see a case where such a decoration is necessary.

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Preview Domino variant (9 tiles)
Domino variant (9 tiles)

An obvious generalization of the domino substitution. There are several possibilities to play with 1x2 rectangles (dominos) in order to generate non-periodic tilings.

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Equithirds

A substitution tiling found by Bill Kalahurka, Texas, in 2009 (?). It is mld to T2000 by L. Danzer in 2000.

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Half-Hex

This one is easily seen to be limitperiodic: A large portion of the tiling is periodic. Thus it is a cut and project tiling. A detailed description of the corresponding cut and project scheme is contained in [Fre02]. The substitution occurs already in [GS87], see Exercise 10.1.3.

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Kenyon's non FLC (volume hierarchic)

A simple substitution rule, generating tilings which don’t possess flc. This fractally shaped tiles make it volume hierarchic. Despite the fractal apperance, the dimension of the boundary of the prototile is one almost everywhere. For more details, see Kenyon non-FLC.

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Pentomino

A substitution arising from a polyomio rep-tile. This one is made of five unit squares, thus the name. The tiles are coloured blue or ochre, according to their chirality (left-handed vs right-handed).

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Period Doubling

In some sense, the simplest cut and project tiling. It arises from the symbolic substitution a -> ab, b -> aa. Its internal space are the 2-adic integers.

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Sphinx

A classical example of a substitution with inflation factor 2. It arises from the well-known related rep-tile. It is not easy to see that this one is limitperiodic. This was shown in [LM01] , thus this one is a cut and project tiling, and therefore pure point diffractive. The prototile is not mirror symmetric. It occurrs in two versions in the tiling. The colours indicate if a tile is left- or right-handed.

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Sphinx-9

A variant of the well known Sphinx tiling. The tile (sphinx) is a rep-tile with 9 tiles, as well as with 4 tiles.

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Squiral

This substitution arises from a reptile with infinitely many straight edges, cf. [GS87]. It answers the question ‘Are there selfsimilar substitution tilings where the prototiles have infinitely many straight edges?’ positively. The colours of the tiles indicate their chirality. The substitution rule is shown for the right handed tile only, the substitution of the left-handed tile is the reflected image. One can easily define a substitution using only the right handed tile, but this generates periodic tilings only.

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Viper

A simple rule with just one prototile that generates tilings with statistical circular symmetry. The image use two colours for the aesthetic effect only. The substitution do not even use reflections, so the tilings consist of ‘right-handed’ tiles only.

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