Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Google Doodle celebrates Alessandro Volta 270th birth Anniversary

Google Doodle is celebrating the 270th birthday of battery inventor Alessandro Volta with Doodle on its homepage on Wednesday. He invented the electric battery in 1799.

Volta published the theory in the year 1800 after that it became the electric battery. Volta invention inspired by the professional competition with Luigi Galvani who believed that the frogs’ muscles generated the electricity, Volta thought the animal tissue was only a conductor.    

Volta’s invention consist two types of metals including copper and zinc. Volta come together with metals and connected the two in the end of the stack who produced electric current through the pile and proved that an animal tissue was not necessary to generate an electric current. 

As TIME wrote back in 2007, Volta “realized metals could produce a current and developed the first battery, or ‘voltaic pile,’ a series of copper and zinc strips in salt water that gave off an electric current instead of static electricity.”  

Alessandro Volta was born in 1745 in the town of Como and son of a nobleman. He did job as a professor at Como’s Royal School in 1774 after that he went to work on the development of the 'electrophorus'. 

Volta retired in 1819 to his estate in Camnago, where the Italian Physicist died in March 5, 1827. A museum was built in Alessandro memory which consists of his some experimental equipment.  

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