Nernst effect

\ ˈne(ə)rn|zt-, ˈnərn|, |(t)st- \

Definition of Nernst effect

: a transverse electromotive force produced when a metal through which a flow of heat occurs is placed in a magnetic field and observed when the magnetic lines of force are perpendicular to the thermal flux

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History and Etymology for Nernst effect

after Walther H. Nernst †1941 German physicist & chemist

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“Nernst effect.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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