Volta effect

noun
Vol·​ta effect | \ ˈvōltə-, ˈvältə- \

Definition of Volta effect

: the difference of potential observable between two dissimilar metals when placed in contact with one metal becoming positive and the other negative

called also contact potential

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History and Etymology for Volta effect

after Alessandro Volta †1827 Italian physicist

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“Volta effect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Volta%20effect. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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