thermoelectric









thermoelectric


adjective

  1. of, relating to, or involving the direct relationship between heat and electricity.

adjective

  1. of, relating to, used in, or operated by the generation of an electromotive force by the Seebeck effect or the Thomson effecta thermoelectric thermometer
  2. of, relating to, used in, or operated by the production or absorption of heat by the Peltier effecta thermoelectric cooler

  1. Relating to electric potential or power produced by heat, or to heat produced by electric energy. The thermoelectric energy of a nuclear power plant is produced by the heat generated from nuclear fission. The thermoelectric properties of materials such as selenium and semiconductors are exploited in devices such as thermistors and thermocouples used in temperature gauges. See also Seebeck effect.

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