Journal of Combinatorics

Volume 7 (2016)

Number 2–3

Guest editors: Rong Luo and Cun-Quan Zhang

A Paley-like graph in characteristic two

Pages: 365 – 374



Andrew Thomason (Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, England)


The Paley graph is a well-known self-complementary pseudo-random graph, defined over a finite field of odd order. We describe an attempt at an analogous construction using fields of even order. Some properties of the graph are noted, such as the existence of a Hamiltonian decomposition.

Published 23 February 2016