1. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 705)
 Chen, Yichao; Yin, Xuluo

The Thickness of the Cartesian Product of Two Graphs
The thickness of a graph $G$ is the minimum number
of planar subgraphs whose union is $G.$ A
$t$minimal graph is a graph of thickness $t$ which contains
no proper subgraph of thickness $t.$ In this paper, upper and
lower bounds are obtained for the thickness, $t(G\Box H)$, of
the Cartesian
product of two graphs $G$ and $H$, in terms of the thickness
$t(G)$ and $t(H)$.
Furthermore, the thickness of the Cartesian product of two planar
graphs and of a $t$minimal graph and a planar graph are determined.
By using a new planar decomposition of the complete bipartite
graph $K_{4k,4k},$ the thickness of the Cartesian product of
two complete bipartite graphs $K_{n,n}$ and $K_{n,n}$ is also
given, for $n\neq 4k+1$.
Keywords:planar graph, thickness, Cartesian product, $t$minimal graph, complete bipartite graph Category:05C10 

2. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 185)
 Averkov, Gennadiy

On the Inequality for Volume and Minkowskian Thickness
Given a centrally symmetric convex body $B$ in $\E^d,$ we denote
by $\M^d(B)$ the Minkowski space ({\em i.e.,} finite dimensional
Banach space) with unit ball $B.$ Let $K$ be an arbitrary convex
body in $\M^d(B).$ The relationship between volume $V(K)$ and the
Minkowskian thickness ($=$ minimal width) $\thns_B(K)$ of $K$ can
naturally be given by the sharp geometric inequality $V(K) \ge
\alpha(B) \cdot \thns_B(K)^d,$ where $\alpha(B)>0.$ As a simple
corollary of the RogersShephard inequality we obtain that
$\binom{2d}{d}{}^{1} \le \alpha(B)/V(B) \le 2^{d}$ with equality
on the left attained if and only if $B$ is the difference body of
a simplex and on the right if $B$ is a crosspolytope. The main
result of this paper is that for $d=2$ the equality on the right
implies that $B$ is a parallelogram. The obtained results yield
the sharp upper bound for the modified BanachMazur distance to the
regular hexagon.
Keywords:convex body, geometric inequality, thickness, Minkowski space, Banach space, normed space, reduced body, BanachMazur compactum, (modified) BanachMazur distance, volume ratio Categories:52A40, 46B20 
