Vol·ta(vōl′tə, -tä), Count Alessandro 1745-1827.
Italian physicist who constructed the first electric battery (1800), which was composed of alternating disks of zinc and silver or copper.
Vol·ta(vōl′tə), Count Alessandro 1745-1827.
Italian physicist who invented the electric battery (1800). Called the voltaic pile, it was the first device to produce a steady stream of electric current. The volt unit of electromotive force is named for him.