Seebeck effect

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See·beck effect

The creation of an electrical potential across points in a metal that are at different temperatures, caused by the tendency of valence electrons in the warmer part of the metal to migrate toward the colder part because of their thermal energy. The Seebeck effect is exploited in the design of thermocouples.

[After Thomas Johann Seebeck (1770-1831), Estonian-born German physicist.]

Seebeck effect

(ˈsiːbɛk; German ˈzeːbɛk)
(General Physics) the phenomenon in which a current is produced in a circuit containing two or more different metals when the junctions between the metals are maintained at different temperatures. Also called: thermoelectric effect Compare Peltier effect
[C19: named after Thomas Seebeck (1770–1831), German physicist]
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