Rigidity of infinite hexagonal triangulation of the plane

Tianqi Wu, Xianfeng Gu, Jian Sun
2014 Transactions of the American Mathematical Society  
In this paper, we consider the rigidity problem of the infinite hexagonal triangulation of the plane under the piecewise linear conformal changes introduced by Luo in 2004. Our result shows that if a geometric hexagonal triangulation of the plane is PL conformal to the regular hexagonal triangulation and all inner angles are in [δ, π/2−δ] for any constant δ > 0, then it is the regular hexagonal triangulation. This partially solves a conjecture of Luo. The proof uses the concept of quasi-harmonic functions to unfold the properties of the mesh.
doi:10.1090/s0002-9947-2014-06285-5 fatcat:sms4wewtozduhi57f7vqeymuxq