Voltaic Pile

Galvanic battery
Date of appearance: 1880
Designer: Alessadro Volta
Made in: Italy
Weight: g
Materials: copper, zinc
Colors: black
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A voltaic pile is a galvanic battery which serves as a source of an electric current. It was invented in 1880 by an Italian physicist Alessandro Volta and based on the experiments of Luigi Galvani. A galvanic battery consists of interleaved copper and zinc plates separated with a chemical solution. A chemical reaction initiated between metals makes charged particles move, i.e. generates an electric current. This principle is used in the production of mobile sources of electric current such as power cells and batteries.

Voltaic Pile
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