*preprint*

**Inserted:** 22 jan 2024

**Last Updated:** 22 jan 2024

**Year:** 2024

**Abstract:**

We construct $d$-dimensional polyhedral chains such that the distribution of tangent planes is close to a prescribed measure on the Grassmannian and the chains are either cycles (if the prescribed measure is centered) or their boundary is the boundary of a unit $d$-cube (if the barycenter of the prescribed measure, considered as a measure on $\bigwedge^d \mathbb{R}^n$, is a simple $d$-vector). Such fillings were first proved to exist by Burago and Ivanov (Geom. funct. anal., 2004); our work gives an explicit construction. Furthermore, in the case that the measure on the Grassmannian is supported on the set of positively oriented $d$-planes, we can construct fillings that are Lipschitz multigraphs. We apply this construction to prove that for anisotropic surface energies, ellipticity for Lipschitz multivalued functions is equivalent to polyconvexity and to show that strict polyconvexity is necessary for the atomic condition to hold.