Count Alesandro Anastasio Volta, physicist and inventor, early 19th century.

 
Count Alesandro Anastasio Volta, physicist and inventor, early 19th century.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Description

Count Alesandro Anastasio Volta (1745-1827) Italian physicist and inventor of the voltaic pile, an early battery. This consisted of two different metals, separated by chemicals in order to enable a flow of electricity. It had previously been thought (Galvani) that animal tisue was neccesary to generate electricity. The unit of electromotive force 'volt' is named after him.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10302694

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

buy a print

Select size
 
Select finish
 
How many prints?
 
£20.00
 

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas