We introduce the concept of a handlebody decomposition of a three-manifold, a generalization of a Heegaard splitting, or a trisection. We show that two handlebody decompositions of a closed orientable three-manifold are stably equivalent. As an application to materials science, we consider a mathematical model of polycontinuous patterns and discuss a topological study of microphase separation of a block copolymer melt.
|Journal||Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
- handlebody decomposition
- polycontinuous pattern
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)