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

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 28 Sep. 2022.

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