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Eta Island (Ruby Archipelago)
Volt's Bolts is a left-facing weavery bazaar on Eta Island. It was erected in August 2004 under the governance of the flag Silver Dawn. The deed holder is the current elected governor of Eta. Volt's Bolts continues the basic Eta Island naming scheme of scientific related terms or puns. This building was named after Italian physicist Allessandro Volta
Count Alesandro Volta (1745-1827)
From early in his schooling, Volta was enthusiastic about the study of electricity. In 1775, he devised the first practical electrophorus, a device for creating a static electric charge. Later, he studied gases, leading to the discovery of methane and the ability to ignite gases in a closed vessel by use of an electric spark. Perhaps most notable, however, was the creation of the voltaic pile, the first real battery. It consisted of alternating layers of silver and zinc, seperated by cardboard soaked in brine, and created a constant voltage. In honor of his work, he was made a count by Napoleon in 1810.
In 1881, the derived unit of electrical potential, was named in his honor: the volt (V). The volt is defined as the potential difference across a conductor when a current of one ampere dissipates one watt of power. More concisely, it can be equally represented as one joule of energy per coulomb charge:
V = J/C