The Standard Electrical Dictionary
The potential difference developed by contact of different conductors. It is the basis of the contact theory, q. v., of electricity, although it may be accepted as the expression for a condition of things by those who reject the above theory. This potential difference is slight when the conductors are separated, but it is calculated that it would be enormous could the metals be so quickly separated as to hold each its own charge. Thus if a copper and a zinc plate are assumed to be in contact, really 1/20000000 centimeter or 1/50000000 inch apart, they may be treated as a pair of condenser plates. Being so near, their density of charge, which is a strongly bound charge, is enormous. If it were possible to separate them without permitting any discharge, their potential would rise by the separation, on the principle of Epinus' condenser, q. v., to such an extent that they would spark through twenty feet of air. (See Volta's Fundamental Experiment.)
The numerical value of voltaic effect in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of voltaic effect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Images & Illustrations of voltaic effect
Translations for voltaic effect
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for voltaic effect »
Find a translation for the voltaic effect definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these voltaic effect definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"voltaic effect." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 24 Nov. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/voltaic effect>.