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  • n. Plural form of thermopile.

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  • The thermocouples, when arranged in groups called thermopiles, detect a temperature difference between the hot and cold junctions and produce a voltage.

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  • Special electronics known as thermopiles can tap into this gradient and convert the energy to electricity.

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  • For this reason, extra cooling measures, such as the use of thermopiles (thermosyphon-cooled pilings), are some times taken in the warmer discontinuous permafrost zone in order to lower temperatures and ensure a stable permafrost – piling bond.

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  • Such thermopiles are laborious to make by the ordinary method of soldering the wires together, though practically all the work hitherto recorded has been done with instruments thus constructed.

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  • It may conceivably be possible to amplify the electromotive force produced by such thermopiles, and so to use a galvanometer of short period in order to quicken the recording.

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  • By this device very small, light thermopiles may be constructed with great ease, and recently Drs. Fenn and Azuma have used such thermopiles in their work with me.

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  • The possibilities already available of myothermic investigation are mainly due to improvements in galvanometers and thermopiles.

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  • Thirty of the cascade cells would have about the same potential as five such thermopiles, but would supply three and a half times the current, and be capable of doing the work of 8,872 cells if employed upon the universal battery system in the same manner as the thermo batteries referred to.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 363, December 16, 1882

  • During a description before the Society of thermo-electric batteries some time ago, Mr. Preece mentioned that five of the thermopiles which were being tried at the Post-Office were doing the work of 2,535 of the battery cells previously employed.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 363, December 16, 1882

  • On the other hand, experiments made with sensitive thermopiles, in order to settle the question of emission of heat-rays from highly-heated gases, failed.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 385, May 19, 1883

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