Nernst effect

noun

ˈne(ə)rn|zt-,
ˈnərn|,
|(t)st-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

after Walther H. Nernst †1941 German physicist & chemist

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“Nernst effect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nernst%20effect. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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