Regularity and the Gorenstein property of $L$-convex Polyominoes

  • Viviana Ene
  • Jürgen Herzog
  • Ayesha Asloob Qureshi
  • Francesco Romeo


We study the coordinate ring of an $L$-convex polyomino, determine its regularity in terms of the maximal number of rooks that can be placed in the polyomino. We also characterize the Gorenstein $L$-convex polyominoes and those which are Gorenstein on the punctured spectrum, and compute the Cohen–Macaulay type of any $L$-convex polyomino in terms of the maximal rectangles covering it. Though the main results are of algebraic nature, all proofs are combinatorial.

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