What material is tuning fork made of and why?


A tuning fork is made of an alloy of steel, nickel and chromium, called Elinvar.

  • The material for which the elasticity does not change.
  • The invention of the tuning fork is generally credited to the British musician, John Shore, in 1711.
  • Tuning fork is the device which is used for producing sound in laboratory experiments.
  • When the prongs of tuning fork touches the surface of water is that the vibrations from the tuning forks are transmitted to the surrounding medium.

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