- of, relating to, or involving the direct relationship between heat and electricity.
Origin of thermoelectric
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Thomson had, however, previous to the publication of this paper, applied thermodynamic theory to thermoelectric phenomena.Lord Kelvin
The refraction of invisible heat was ascertained in consequence of the invention of the thermoelectric pile.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)
John William Draper
In the ice is a thermoelectric junction, the wires leading to which are in communication with a reflecting galvanometer.The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays
J. (John) Joly
Low-calorie lignite remains the major fuel base for thermoelectric power stations.Area Handbook for Bulgaria
Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
- of, relating to, used in, or operated by the generation of an electromotive force by the Seebeck effect or the Thomson effecta thermoelectric thermometer
- of, relating to, used in, or operated by the production or absorption of heat by the Peltier effecta thermoelectric cooler
- 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.
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