thermoelectric

adjective
ther·​mo·​elec·​tric | \ ˌthər-mō-i-ˈlek-trik How to pronounce thermoelectric (audio) \

Definition of thermoelectric

: of, relating to, or dependent on phenomena that involve relations between the temperature and the electrical condition in a metal or in contacting metals

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Researchers used a thermoelectric device that relies on a temperature difference in two faces of an electrically conducting material to push electrons through from one side to the other and create a small electrical current. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "This new device generates light from the darkness of space," 12 Sep. 2019 The Kilopower's main competition comes from current space power generators known as radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs), which powered spacecraft as far back as the Voyager missions. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The Power Source for a Mars Outpost Could Be Ready in 3 Years," 12 Aug. 2019 HP’s new Omen Mineframe Headset is the first to feature active earcup cooling by using thermoelectric magnets to cool your ears. Tom Warren, The Verge, "HP’s latest headphones cool your ears down so you can play games for hours," 23 Aug. 2018 Cooler Master’s thermoelectric hybrid coolert should be available in the third quarter. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Cooler Master's thermoelectric closed-loop cooler is like a mini-fridge for your PC," 5 June 2018 Scientists are exploring thermoelectric devices for wearable purposes, such as powering wristwatches. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018 Scientists are exploring thermoelectric devices for wearable purposes, such as powering wristwatches. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018 Scientists are exploring thermoelectric devices for wearable purposes, such as powering wristwatches. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018 Scientists are exploring thermoelectric devices for wearable purposes, such as powering wristwatches. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018

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1823, in the meaning defined above

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thermoelectric

adjective
ther·​mo·​elec·​tric | \ ˌthər-mō-i-ˈlek-trik How to pronounce thermoelectric (audio) \

Medical Definition of thermoelectric

: of, relating to, or dependent on phenomena that involve relations between the temperature and the electrical condition in a metal or in contacting metals

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