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Peltier effect

[pel-tyey] /ˈpɛl tyeɪ/
noun, Physics.
the change in temperature of either junction of a thermocouple when a current is maintained in the thermocouple and after allowance is made for a temperature change due to resistance.
Origin of Peltier effect
1855-60; named after Jean C. A. Peltier (1785-1845), French physicist who discovered it Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for peltier-effect

Peltier effect

(physics) the production of heat at one junction and the absorption of heat at the other junction of a thermocouple when a current is passed around the thermocouple circuit. The heat produced is additional to the heat arising from the resistance of the wires Compare Seebeck effect
Word Origin
C19: named after Jean Peltier (1785–1845), French physicist, who discovered it
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