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A Gilbert-Varshamov type bound for Euclidean packings

Authors: Gabriele Nebe and Chaoping Xing
Journal: Math. Comp. 77 (2008), 2339-2344
MSC (2000): Primary 11H31, 52C17, 11H71, 11H06
Published electronically: April 28, 2008
MathSciNet review: 2429888
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Abstract: This paper develops a method to obtain a Gilbert-Varshamov type bound for dense packings in the Euclidean spaces using suitable lattices. For the Leech lattice the obtained bounds are quite reasonable for large dimensions, better than the Minkowski-Hlawka bound, but not as good as the lower bound given by Keith Ball in 1992.

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Gabriele Nebe
Affiliation: Lehrstuhl D für Mathematik, RWTH Aachen, Germany

Chaoping Xing
Affiliation: Division of Mathematical Science, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637616

Received by editor(s): July 3, 2007
Received by editor(s) in revised form: October 12, 2007
Published electronically: April 28, 2008
Additional Notes: The research of the second author was partially supported by the Singapore MoE Tier 1 grant RG60/07 and the National Scientific Research Project 973 of China 2004CB318000
The second author is the corresponding author
Article copyright: © Copyright 2008 American Mathematical Society

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