Knots on the Cubic Lattice

Minimal Trefoil

Yuanan Diao showed (Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications vol 2. #4 (1993) pp 413-425) that this polygon with 24 vertices is a minimal trefoil on the cubic lattice, and that no knots other than trefoils are possible using only 24 vertices.

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