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Hearing Nano-Structures: A Case Study in Timbral Sonification

  title={Hearing Nano-Structures: A Case Study in Timbral Sonification},
  author={Margaret Schedel and Kevin G. Yager},
We explore the sonification of x-ray scattering data, which are two-dimensional arrays of intensity whose meaning is obscure and non-intuitive. Direct mapping of the experimental data into sound is found to produce timbral sonifications that, while sacrificing conventional aesthetic appeal, provide a rich auditory landscape for exploration. We discuss the optimization of sonification variables, and speculate on potential real-world applications. We have presented a case study of sonifying x-ray… Expand

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