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What did Luigi Galvani invent?

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Luigi Galvani did not produce any major inventions. Galvani was an Italian physician and physicist whose research and discoveries led to Alessandro Volta's invention of the voltaic pile.

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Galvani's experiments led him to encounter galvanism, the chief phenomenon of which is the emergence of electric current when two different metals make contact with each other in a moist environment. Galvani failed to interpret his findings correctly, however, which allowed Volta to make the important invention. Volta succeeded in inventing the pile by 1799. The pile was a primitive form of wet-cell battery that made possible the presence of a constant source of electric current.

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