Charles Martin Hall (Hall Charles Martin)( American chemical engineer.)
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Biography Charles Martin Hall (Hall Charles Martin)
Born Dec. 6, 1863 in Thompson (pc. Ohio). As a student at Oberlin College began exploring the properties of aluminum and how it is received on an industrial scale. This had electrolysis kriolitno-alumina melt; experimental results were so promising that his father has equipped home laboratory, that my son could continue his research. February 23, 1886, less than a year after graduating from college, Hall was with the first bars of aluminum electrolysis. In 1888, he was able to collaborate with the company rudoobogatitelnoy Pittsburgh. Subsequently, based on it was founded 'Aluminum Co. of America', in which the Hall until his death served as vice-president. Almost simultaneously with the Hall the same way to produce aluminum designed by the French chemist Paul Age. In close cooperation, young people improved the manufacturing process (later called the Hall process - the era), which became the foundation of the modern aluminum industry. In 1911 Hall was awarded the Perkin Medal for achievements in the field of applied chemistry. Hall died in Daytona Beach (pc. Florida) December 27, 1914.