Peltier effect

Definition

Electronics

  • An effect in which a temperature change is produced at the junction of a thermocouple when a current passes through said junction. When the current flows in one direction, the temperature of one of the materials rises, while that of the other material comprising the thermocouple falls. When the current flows in the other direction, the temperature changes in the materials are reversed. It is the converse of the Seebeck effect.
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