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Acoustical Physics is Art

The periodic arrangement of the metal rods comprising this sculpture can strongly attenuate certain sonic frequencies, creating phononic band gaps. In other words, some frequencies pass through the sculpture while others don't. It's a lot like how a semiconductor attenuates electrons at certain bands of frequency. Pretty cool right? What if they made headphones with phononic crystals to block sound...

John Davis- at Synapse Product Development

Mechanical Engineer


Mechanical Engineering


Seattle - Decatur