The posters present the invention of Volta's battery in the context of the debate on animal electricity with Galvani. The role of physiology and anatomy are stressed, showing how Volta tried to reproduce the structure of the torpedo fish electric organ in the structure of the battery. The following posters present the revolutionary impact of Volta's battery illustrating the birth of electrochemistry (1800), Oersted's discovery of the magnetic action of an electric current (1820), Faraday's discovery of electromagnetic induction (1831) and a series of further steps like the development of electric motors, generators and telegraphy, which is presented as an important condition of an ante litteram globalisation of the world.

The Legacy of Volta: From the Battery to Photovoltaic Electricity ("The Battery": exhibition posters)

FREGONESE, LUCIO
2009

Abstract

The posters present the invention of Volta's battery in the context of the debate on animal electricity with Galvani. The role of physiology and anatomy are stressed, showing how Volta tried to reproduce the structure of the torpedo fish electric organ in the structure of the battery. The following posters present the revolutionary impact of Volta's battery illustrating the birth of electrochemistry (1800), Oersted's discovery of the magnetic action of an electric current (1820), Faraday's discovery of electromagnetic induction (1831) and a series of further steps like the development of electric motors, generators and telegraphy, which is presented as an important condition of an ante litteram globalisation of the world.
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