Count Allessandro Volta

Count Allessandro Volta

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Credit: JULES BUCHER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Last known portrait of Count Allessandro Volta that depicts him at age seventy-five behind two of his inventions, the electric battery and the electrophorus. The electrophorus is an apparatus for generating static electricity that played an important role in the development of electrostatic theory.

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