Seebeck Effect Definition

The production of a current in a circuit when junctions composed of unlike metals have different temperatures, as in a thermocouple.
Webster's New World
The current so produced.
Webster's New World

(physics) The thermodynamic effect by which heat being passed through a thermocouple is converted into electricity.


Origin of Seebeck Effect

  • After Thomas Johann Seebeck (1770–1831), Estonian-born German physicist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • After Thomas J. Seebeck, Estonian physicist and discoverer of the effect

    From Wiktionary

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