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His assigned task, which yielded results by the end of the decade, was to find a way to lengthen the life span of what was then the commercially dominant zinc-carbon battery. Life’s Work When Urry moved to Eveready’s laboratory in Ohio, a number of researchers working for battery manufacturing companies had already begun investigating the possibility of extending the effective life of common household batteries using zinc-carbon electrodes and acidic components as electrolytes. Batteries in this category were called galvanic cell batteries. Although an entirely different category of battery dominated by the technology used to produce automobile batteries involved combinations of chemical components that lent themselves to recharging, the market sector that interested Eveready covered mainly portable electrical devices. The limitations of size and weight precluded any possibility that the technology of automobile batteries would attract Urry’s attention. In retrospect, the essentials of the challenge Urry faced would appear rather simple to a modern student of chemistry familiar with the process of ionization. Ionization occurs when electrons contained in an atom (or a molecule composed of diverse atoms) absorb at the time of a chemical reaction a sufficient amount of energy (called the ionization potential) to break away from the normal electric potential system that binds them in atomic orbit.
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