crown cell

crown cell

[′krau̇n ‚sel]
(electricity)
The generic name for alkaline zinc-manganese dioxide dry-cell battery; manganese dioxide-graphite cathode mix is pressed into a steel can onto which a steel cap is spot-welded to contain the amalgamated powdered-zinc anode.
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It doesn't hurt your fingers, but the forces can rip the oat crown cells apart during freezing," explains Livingston.