Cymatics. The power of vibration and sound to affect matter.


Τhe power of vibration to affect matter has been studied in great detail and is often referred to as Cymatics (from the Ancient Greek word for cyma - κύμα, meaning wave. The term was first introduced by Hans Jenny, a Swiss scientist. Typically a surface such that of a plate, diaphragm, or a membrane is vibrated and displacement of a material such as a paste placed on top is observed. Different patterns can be noticed depending on the frequency of vibration. This work has also been performed also by Chladni with extraordinary results. Jenny Chladni put sand, dust and fluids on a metal plate connected to [...]