thermoelectricity

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Related to Seebeck effect: Thomson effect, Peltier effect, Seebeck coefficient, Thermoelectric generator

ther·mo·e·lec·tric·i·ty

(ther'mō-ē-lek-tris'i-tē),
An electrical current generated in a thermopile.

thermoelectricity

(thĕr″mō-ē-lĕk-trĭs′ĭ-tē)
Electricity generated by heat.
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The Peltier and Seebeck effects are reversals of one another.
The Seebeck effect has been used by NASA to supply power for deep space probes in its radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs) and is of current interest to automobile manufacturers to supply additional power through waste heat recovery.
b) heating or cooling by the Peltier effect; according to the direction of the current, the junction (soldering joint) of both thermal shanks is heated or cooled; this is the reverse of the Seebeck effect.
The first part deals with the Seebeck effect and discusses the most important physical parameters.
The physical phenomenon is called the absolute Seebeck effect.
Patent number 6,883,929, issued on April 26, is directed to generating power for LED-based light sources based on a thermoelectric process called the Seebeck Effect, which allows a temperature differential to generate electricity.
Paralleling the Seebeck Effect, electricity is generated by the unequal heating of the two different alloys at their junctions.