Thomson effect


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Thomson effect

n
(General Physics) physics the phenomenon in which a temperature gradient along a metallic (or semiconductor) wire or strip causes an electric potential gradient to form along its length
[named after Sir William Thomson, Lord Kelvin]
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The influence of the Thomson effect on the performance of a thermoelectric cooler.
The thermoelectric effect or thermoelectricity encompasses three separately identified effects: the Seebeck effect, the Peltier effect and the Thomson effect.
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