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. The thermoelectric effect is the direct conversion of temperature differences from the cutting area to electric voltage.
Thomson Effect. The Thomson effect describes the heating or cooling of a current-carrying material subject to a temperature gradient and was discovered by William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) in 1851 (11).