
 Jerry L. Atwood 
  In these reports we began by presenting the idea of selfassembly in the context of spherical hosts and then, after summarizing the Platonic and Archimedean solids, we provided examples of cubic symmetrybased hosts, from both the laboratory and nature, with structures that conform to these polyhedra. 
  The Platonic solids comprise a family of five convex uniform polyhedra (Table 1) which possess cubic symmetry and are made of the same regular polygons (equilateral triangle, square, pentagon) arranged in space such that the vertices, edges, and three coordinate directions of each solid are equivalent 
  In addition to the Platonic solids, there exists a family of 13 convex uniform polyhedra known as the Archimedean solids. 
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