Wiedemann-Franz law

\ -ˈfrän(t)s-, -ˈfran(t)s- \

Definition of Wiedemann-Franz law

: a statement in physics: at a given temperature the ratio of the thermal to the electrical conductivity has nearly the same value for most metals and approximately is proportioned to the absolute temperature of the metal

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History and Etymology for Wiedemann-Franz law

after Gustav H. Wiedemann †1899 and Rudolph Franz †1902 German physicists

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“Wiedemann-Franz law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wiedemann-Franz%20law. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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