Peltier effect

noun
Pel·​tier effect | \ ˈpel¦tyā- \

Definition of Peltier effect

: the production or absorption of heat at the junction of two metals on the passage of a current

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History and Etymology for Peltier effect

after Jean C. A. Peltier †1845 French physicist who discovered it

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“Peltier effect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Peltier%20effect. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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