Robert Ammann

Discovered Tilings

Preview Ammann-Beenker rhomb triangle
Ammann-Beenker rhomb triangle

A self-similar version of the Ammann-Benker tiling. The colours of the triangles in the rule image indicate the orientation of the triangles: the orange triangle is just the ochre triangle reflected. Hence the rhomb supertile has two axes of mirror symmetry.

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Preview Ammann Chair
Ammann Chair

One of the tilings discovered by R. Ammann in 1977, published in [GS87] . The other ones (published there) are Ammann A3, Ammann A4, and Ammann A5 (better known as Ammann Beenker). The inflation factor of this substitution is quite small. It is the square root of the golden ratio, approx 1.272. These tilings are the dual tilings of the golden triangle tilings. The matching rules for the Ammann chair tilings can be expressed by using Ammann bars.

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Preview Ammann A4
Ammann A4

One of the tilings discovered R. Ammann in 1977, when he found several sets of aperiodic prototiles, i.e., prototiles with matching rules forcing nonperiodic tilings. These were published much later, in 1987, in [GS87] , where they were named Ammann A2 (our Ammann Chair), Ammann A3, Ammann A4, and Ammann A5 (better known as Ammann Beenker). The A4 tilings are mld to the well-known Ammann Beenker tilings. Thus they share most properties with the latter.

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Preview Ammann A3
Ammann A3

In 1977 Robert Ammann discovered a number of sets of aperiodic prototiles, i.e., prototiles with matching rules forcing nonperiodic tilings. These were published as late as 1987 in [GS87] , where they were named Ammann A2 (our Ammann Chair), Ammann A3, Ammann A4 and Ammann A5 (better known as Ammann Beenker tiling). The substitution of this one uses the golden ratio as inflation factor. It is certainly true that this is a cut and project tiling, but to our knowledge, noone bothered to compute the window of it up to now.

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Preview Ammann-Beenker
Ammann-Beenker

In 1977 R. Ammann found several sets of aperiodic tiles. This one (his set A5) is certainly the best-known of those. It allows tilings with perfect 8fold symmetry. The substitution factor is $1+\sqrt{2}$ - sometimes called the ‘silver mean’ - which was the first irrational inflation factor known which is not related to the golden mean. In 1982 F. Beenker described their algebraic properties, essentially how to obtain it by the projection method, following the lines of N.

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