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n.1.(Physics) A current developed or set in motion by heat; specif., an electric current, in a heterogeneous circuit, due to differences of temperature between the junctions of the substances of which the circuit is composed.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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TSDC is also referred to as electret thermal analysis, thermal current spectra, thermally stimulated depolarization, thermally activated depolarization and the ionic thermocurrent technique [19].