The Father of Electricity
Michael Faraday, the father of electricity who discovered electromagnetism and electrochemistry. The scientist was born on 22 September 1791 in a poor blacksmith’s family. He had only his basic education because of his poor financial status. At 14, he had a chance to educate himself by working in a bookshop on Blandford Street, London. He had a great interest in science, which proved him to be a scientist, and also to future generations in the era of electricity. Let’s see some interesting things about the father of electricity
- Michael Faraday’s first two inspired fields include Electricity by Isaac Watts, “The Improvement of Mind,” and Chemistry by Jane Marce, “Conversation on Chemistry.”
- Faraday showed interest in attending lectures on Chemistry by Humphry Davy. He sent Davy once, a book that includes all the contents of his lecture. Davy was impressed and made Faraday, his assistant. They worked together to prepare the nitrogen trichloride.
- Faraday married Sarah Barnard at the Sandemanian Church on 12 June 1921. But they didn’t have any children.
- Faraday had a nervous breakdown when he was investigating electromagnetism. The Pain had a struggle with his passion and, of course, his passion did win.
- The rubber balloon was invented by cutting two sheets of rubber and the edges were joined together. Then he filled the balloons with hydrogen. These balloons were used for his electromagnetism experiments.
- Michael Faraday’s discovery of electromagnetism has changed the way human beings think and live on this planet. To pay Faraday’s honor, the Farad unit is used to measure electrical capacitance..
- Faraday coined the concept of cooling or artificial refrigeration to dedicate his passion for chemistry. He explained the change in the state of matters that any gas could be compressed into its liquid form and then released as a vapor, which would make the gas act as a coolant.
- The product ‘Benzene’ was also discovered as an important petrochemical used in the manufacture of plastics. It was identified in the oil residues of the gas lights in London
- Michael Faraday invented an enclosure that could prevent any electrical charge from entering the cage and securing the object inside the cage. Ever wondered why you weren’t electrocuted during a stormy flight? That’s why the aircraft is based on the Faraday Cage design.
- The British Government has advised him to produce chemical weapons for use in the Crimean war. But Faraday refused to do so because of his ethical limitations.
- He strongly believed the words of the Bible about worldly riches and rewards. So he refused to recognize him for his scientific dedication. He even twice refused to become president of the Royal Society.
- By grace, he was granted a house at Hampton Court for all free expenses and later popularly called Faraday House.
- Observation of Faraday’s optical properties could be seen as the birth of Nanoscience
- Faraday suggested that the electromagnetic forces would be extended along the conductor, his idea was initially rejected, but later it was accepted that he was no longer there at that time.
- He died on August 25, 1867, at the age of 75. He has a memorial plaque near the tomb of Issac Newton. Faraday was ranked 22nd among the 100 Greatest Britons released by the BBC.
How could a person sacrifice his whole life for science!!!! The Man of Influence has revolutionized the world to be digitized by his discoveries. His commitment to passion without formal education is incredible and has inspired young scientists to make their impact on technology a reality. His words always create positive energy on how to face the success and failure of life. His life teaches us how to overcome all obstacles in faith rather than tip-toeing around them in fear, who worship your best in awe, instead of worrying about what if it is.
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