In geometry, a 6-demicube or demihexteract is a uniform 6-polytope, constructed from a 6-cube (hexeract) with alternated vertices removed. It is part of a dimensionally infinite family of uniform polytopes called demihypercubes.
E. L. Elte identified it in 1912 as a semiregular polytope, labeling it as HM6 for a 6-dimensional half measure polytope.
This configuration matrix represents the 6-demicube. The rows and columns correspond to vertices, edges, faces, cells, 4-faces and 5-faces. The diagonal numbers say how many of each element occur in the whole 6-demicube. The nondiagonal numbers say how many of the column's element occur in or at the row's element.
There are 47 uniform polytopes with D6 symmetry, 31 are shared by the B6 symmetry, and 16 are unique:
The 6-demicube, 131 is third in a dimensional series of uniform polytopes, expressed by Coxeter as k31 series. The fifth figure is a Euclidean honeycomb, 331, and the final is a noncompact hyperbolic honeycomb, 431. Each progressive uniform polytope is constructed from the previous as its vertex figure.
It is also the second in a dimensional series of uniform polytopes and honeycombs, expressed by Coxeter as 13k series. The fourth figure is the Euclidean honeycomb 133 and the final is a noncompact hyperbolic honeycomb, 134.