from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The creation of an electrical potential across points in a metal that are at different temperatures, caused by the tendency of valence electrons in the warmer part of the metal to migrate toward the colder part because of their thermal energy. The Seebeck effect is exploited in the design of thermocouples.
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- noun physics the
thermodynamiceffect by which heatbeing passed through a thermocoupleis convertedinto electricity
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[After Thomas Johann Seebeck, (1770–1831), Estonian-born German physicist.]
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After Thomas J. Seebeck, Estonian physicist and discoverer of the effect
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