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An effect whereby heat is given out or absorbed when an electric current passes across a junction between two materials.
- ‘This process, known as the Peltier effect, is associated with increased heat below ground.’
- ‘This function is based on the ‘Peltier effect,’ which was discovered in 1834.’
- ‘Two fundamental principles in the relationship between heat and electricity are the Peltier and Seebeck effects.’
- ‘The Peltier effect occurs when you take any two members of the thermoelectric series and connect wires made of them to form a circuit with two junctions.’
Mid 19th century: named after Jean C. A. Peltier (1785–1845), French amateur scientist.
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