Table 2: Summary of the cis- and transphasic joint types and their application to parallel and series assembly structures.

Assembly
notation
Cisphasic (in-phase) #Transphasic (out-of-phase) ×

Parallel
assembly
(closed: both reactive ends match)

Tow particules sharing geometric location of both their reactive ends, in-phase

Tow particules sharing geometric location of both their reactive ends, out-of-phase
Mostly or only for particules of the same type

Series
assembly
(open: only one pair of reactive end is involved)

Tow particules sharing one geometric location, in-phase
This chain may need to be closed by other particules

Tow particules sharing one geometric location, out-of-phase
This chain may need to be closed by other particules