Chladni figure


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Chladni figure

(ˈklɑːdnɪ)
n
(General Physics) physics a pattern formed by fine powder placed on a vibrating surface, used to display the positions of nodes and antinodes
[C19: named after Ernst Chladni (1756–1827), German physicist]
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To describe this mimesis, Heine invokes the image of the Klangfigur, also called the Chladni figure, made popular by Ernst Josef Chladni around 1800.
The narrative is structured here by a kind of turnstile between the Chladni figure and the virtuoso.