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Salvá's Electric Telegraph based on Volta's Battery
Year:2008
Research Areas
  • Processing and signal analysis
Information
Abstract
Contemporary of such important figures as d'Alembert, Buffon, Franklin, Kant, Betancourt or Goya, Francisco Salvá y Campillo was also a prominent Enlightenment scientist who shared with all of them his passion for knowledge and his support to the empiricism and to the scientific method. Five years before Samuel Thomas von Sömmering demonstrated his electro-chemical telegraph to the Munich Academy of Sciences, Salvá proposed a very innovative electric telegraph based on Volta's pile, for generating an electric current, and the electrolysis of the water, for detecting such a current flow. Salvá presented his electric telegraph to the Academy of Sciences at Barcelona, Spain, in 22 February 1804, and left his thoughts written in a not very well known essay titled: "Second Report about Galvanism as applied to Telegraphy" which will serve as the basis for this paper.
International
Si
Congress
HISTELCON 2010
960
Place
París, Francia
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-1-4244-2530-3
Start Date
11/09/2008
End Date
12/09/2008
From page
6
To page
11
History of Telecommunications Conference, 2008. HISTELCON 2008. IEEE.
Participants
  • Autor: Antonio Perez Yuste (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Radiocomunicación
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Audiovisual y Comunicaciones
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