Seebeck effect


See·​beck effect
: the thermoelectromotive force generated in a circuit composed of different metals in successive contact when the junctions are not all at the same temperature
also : the current resulting from such force when the circuit is closed

Word History


after Thomas J. Seebeck †1831 German physicist

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“Seebeck effect.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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