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Electronics >> History of Electronics >> Inventions and Contribution of Count Alessandro Volta to Electronics

Count Alessandro Volta (1745-1827)

Announced the results of his experiments investigation Galvani's claims about the source of electricity in the frog leg experiment. He undertook to prove that he could produce electricity without the frog. He took the same bimetallic arcs (many of them) and dipped them in glasses of brine.

This was Volta's Couronne des Tasses- his first battery.

The voltaic pile was an improved configuration for a battery. With it he showed that the bimetallic arcs were the source of electricity.

The unit of voltage is named after him.

Count Alessandro Volta
Count Alessandro Volta

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