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Thomson effect

noun, Physics.
the tendency of unevenly heated segments of a strip of a conductor to increase or decrease in temperature differences when an electric current is passed through the strip.
Origin of Thomson effect
named after Sir W. Thomson Unabridged
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Thomson effect

(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
Word Origin
named after Sir William Thomson, Lord Kelvin
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