In the ice is a thermoelectric junction, the wires leading to which are in communication with a reflecting galvanometer.
Thomson had, however, previous to the publication of this paper, applied thermodynamic theory to thermoelectric phenomena.
Low-calorie lignite remains the major fuel base for thermoelectric power stations.
The refraction of invisible heat was ascertained in consequence of the invention of the thermoelectric pile.
Relating to electric potential or power produced by heat, or to heat produced by electric energy. The thermoelectric energy of a nuclear power plant is produced by the heat generated from nuclear fission. The thermoelectric properties of materials such as selenium and semiconductors are exploited in devices such as thermistors and thermocouples used in temperature gauges. See also Seebeck effect.