• Sep 22, 1791
    (b.) -
    Aug 25, 1867
    (d.)

Bio/Description

Faraday studied the magnetic field around a conductor carrying a DC electric current. While conducting these studies, Faraday established the basis for the electromagnetic field concept in physics, subsequently enlarged upon by James Maxwell. He similarly discovered electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism, and laws of electrolysis. He established that magnetism could affect rays of light and that there was an underlying relationship between the two phenomena. His inventions of electromagnetic rotary devices formed the foundation of electric motor technology, and it was largely due to his efforts that electricity became viable for use in technology. As a chemist, Michael Faraday discovered benzene, investigated the clathrate hydrate of chlorine, invented an early form of the Bunsen burner and the system of oxidation numbers, and popularized terminology such as anode, cathode, electrode, and ion.
  • Date of Birth:

    Sep 22, 1791
  • Date of Death:

    Aug 25, 1867
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Noted For:

    Father contributor to the fields of electomagnetism, and electronics
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