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.

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Origin of Thomson effect

named after Sir W. Thomson
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British Dictionary definitions for Thomson effect

Thomson effect

noun

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 for Thomson effect

named after Sir William Thomson, Lord Kelvin
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