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1 Phyllotaxis : Crystallography under rotation- dilation, mode of growth or detachment A foam ruled by T1 Nick Rivier Jean-François Sadoc Jean Charvolin Newton 2/14

2 Phyllotaxis Red : hexagons Blue: penta Green: hepta A foam (z=3) on substrate (plane, sphere, cone, cylinder) with axial symmetry Fibonacci # pervasive layers Grain boundaries: circles z=4, square cells, crit. pt of T1 down (in) complete layers (penta are inclusions) up (out) penta are in next layer Parastichies (visible spirals) Core


4 Spiral lattice Phyllotaxis describes the arrangement of florets, scales or leaves in composite flowers or plants (daisy, aster, sunflower, pinecone, pineapple). Mathematically, it is a foam, the most homogeneous and densest covering of a large disk by Voronoi cells (the florets). Points placed regularly on a generative spiral constitute a spiral lattice, and phyllotaxis is the tiling by the Voronoi cells of the spiral lattice. The azimuthal angle between two successive points on the spiral is 2π/ , where  = (1+√5)/2 is the golden ratio. Requirement of equi-sized florets constraints the radial law of the generative spiral

5 Generative spiral, spiral lattice a) the pineapple (not quite correct at polar caps) spherical phyllotaxis (13,8,5) b) spiral lattice on plane (here, Voronoi cells not equi-sized) c) spiral lattice on cylinder tangent to sphere (generative spiral (regular) not drawn) - a good representation of a) d) cylinder flattened on a plane

6 Grain boundaries Grain boundaries are circles of dislocations (d: dipole pentagon/heptagon) and square-shaped topological hexagons (t: squares with two truncated adjacent vertices). The sequence d t d d t d t is quasiperiodic, and Fibonacci numbers are pervasive. The two main parastichies cross at right angle through the grain boundaries and the vertices of the foam have degree 4 (critical point of a T1). A shear strain develops between two successive grain boundaries. It is actually a Poisson shear, associated with radial compression between two circles of fixed, but different length.

7 Grain boundary (detail) Circles (conformal transf.) quasiperiodic array dis\hex\dis\dis\hex\dis\hex\dis... k (= l 1 ) l (= m 1 ) m (stop) -> k 1 (new) l 1 (= k) m 1 (=l) k = l + m on each grain T1 : imposes 90 0 symmetry (seen in Voronoi cells) Truncated squares : local pattern for crystal growth (crit. point of T1)

8 In praise of the T1 local, 90 0 symmetry hexagons (chair) into hexagons (zig-zag) hexagon is a « square » local pattern for crystal growth perpendicular directions go through old parastichies perp to new parastichies (inv./conf. trf.)

9 Grain boundary under T1 image of grain boundary on a square lattice Main parastichies 8 and 5 perp. 13 cells, all truncated squares (5 penta (o), 5 hepta (*), 3 « hexa ») it is the mode of truncation that flips bdary (13,8,5)/(8,5,3)

10 Detachment Remove initial point (s=1) on gener. spiral. Lattice\s=1 invariant. Voronoi cells invariant except s=1 disappears e.g. sphere n≤75 First layer (5,6,6) Second layer has 8 cells s = (4,7,10,5,8,11,6,9) cyclic pentagonal cell s=1 has four neighbours s = (2,3,6,9,4) cyclic, start of parastichies 1,2,5,8,3, all Fibonacci as it should Now, s=1 detaches. Affects sequence s=1,2,.. thus (o,-,.,+,.,.,.,.,-,.,...), First cell is now s=2. Sequence (5,6,6),[5,5,5,5,5],6,6,6... invariant Indeed: (5,6,6),[5,5,5,5,5],6,6,6... x (o,-,.,+,.,.,.,.,-,.,...) = (o)(5,6,6),[5,5,5,5,5],6,6,6...

11 Pentagonal dipyramid In the foam, detachment or disappearance of pentagonal cell Essential topological transformation (disconnection of a point in a pentagonal environment on the surface of a convex cluster) Corresponds to disappearance or detachment of pentagonal cell A. Cell C gains a side, cell D and E remain invariant, the other two lose a side AB disconnect The pentagon C. DE. is a (2D) dislocation that can be annealed away

12 Detachment (ctd) Likewise, sequence (5,6,6),[(6,6,6,6,6),(6,6,6),(5,5,5,5,5)],6,6,... is invariant under detachment of 1 with a T1 on s=4 (.,.,.,-,.,.,.,.,+,.,.,+,.,.,.,.,-,...) that shifts the frst gb [(6,6,6,6,6),(6,6,6),(5,5,5,5,5)]. (13 cells, too small to have 7 hepta but with the topological charge +5 (+1) of an hemisphere) Displace gb by T1 on its first hepta cell...,6,[7,7,7,7,7,6,6,6,5,5,5,5,5],6,6,... x...,.[-,.,.,.,.,+,.,.,+,.,,.,.],-,.,.. =...,6,6,[7,7,7,7,7,6,6,6,5,5,5,5,5],6,...

13 Spherical phyllotaxis n cells, genrative spiral symmetrical/mid-equator n = 16-29 :(5,6,6),[5,5,5,5,5],6,6,6..., invariant/removal of s=1 n = 43-75 : (5,6,6),[(6,6,6,6,6),(6,6,6),(5,5,5,5,5)],6,6,.., invariant/removal of s=1 and T1 on s=4 n ≥ 81: (5,6),[(7,6,6,6,6),(5,6,6),(5,5,5,5,5)],6,6,6,6,[(7, 7,7,7,7,7,7,7),(6,6,6,6,6),(5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5)]…, new gb of 21 cells, first layer with 2 cells only, invariant,

14 Core, planar Cell, (s=0 at origin) disappears from sequence (5,5,6,7),(7,7,6,5,5,6),[(6,6,6,6,6,7,7,7),(6,6,6,6,6),(5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5)]… With two T1, one obtains (5,6,6),(6,6,6,6,6,6),[(7,7,6,6,6,6,6,7),(6,6,6,6,6),(5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5)]... NB: innermost gb has 21 cells, the 13-cells gb in spherical phyllo. has been crushed

15 Natural history of agave An application of phyllotaxis to growth can be seen in Agave Parryi. Structurally, it spends almost its entire life (25 years, approx.) as a single grain (13,8,5) spherical phyllotaxis, a conventional cactus of radius 0.3 m. During the last six month of its life, it sprouts (through three grain boundaries) a huge (2.5 m) mast terminating as seeds- loaded branches arranged in the (3,2,1) phyllotaxis, the final topological state before physical death.

16 Agave 13 8 5 (to 8 5 3) to 5 3 2... to 3 2 1 topological end and death

17 Agave, details Spherical phyllotaxis (13,8,5) (5,6,6),[(6,6,6,6,6),(6,6,6),(5,5,5,5,5)],6,...,6,[(5,5,5,5,5)(6,6,6)(.,.,,,.,). Polar circle [(5,5,5,5,5)(6,6,6)(.,.,,,.,)] Further growth on cone tangent to sphere at polar circle through complete gb. [(5,5,5,5,5)(6,6,6)(7,7,7,7,7)], then through 2 more gb, to (3,2,1) phyllo, the mast, ie....,6,[(5,5,5,5,5),(6,6,6),(7,7,7,7,7)],[(5,5,5), (6,6),(7,7,7],[(5,5),(6),(7,7)],6,6,6....

18 North polar circle bounding spherical phyllotaxis (13,8,5) spherical polar cap [(5,5,5,5,5),(6,6,6),(6,6,6,6,6)](6,6, 5) or continued on cone(s) [(5,5,5,5,5),(6,6,6),(7,7,7,7,7)],[(5,5,5),(6,6),(7,7,7)],[(5,5),6,(7,7)],6,6, 6,... ending as cylindrical mast (3,2,1)

19 Dislocation glides away under shear square lattice of struts + defect (pentagon) under shear (i) odd circuit must be interrupted by one extended edge (AB) (ii) triangulation (extended edges -----) (iii) vertices have degree 6 except o (5) and * (7) (iv) Flipping edge ===== (v) dipole o+ is dislocation, that glides

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