Seebeck effect

See·​beck effect | \ ˈzāˌbek-, ˈsēˌbek- \

Definition of Seebeck 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

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History and Etymology for Seebeck effect

after Thomas J. Seebeck †1831 German physicist

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“Seebeck effect.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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