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Thomson effect

noun Physics.
  1. 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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Thomson effect

noun
  1. 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
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Word Origin for Thomson effect

named after Sir William Thomson, Lord Kelvin
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