One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An instrument used to measure a change in temperature by its effect on the electrical resistance of a platinum or other metal wire.
- ‘Most temperature-measuring devices on radiosondes are electrical resistance thermometers.’
- ‘The block was fitted with a platinum resistance thermometer, which not only measured the temperature of the block, but also acted as a sensor to a temperature controller driving a Peltier chip.’
- ‘The new software can test thermocouples of all types, resistance temperature detectors, standard platinum resistance thermometers, thermistors, and even liquid-in-glass thermometers.’
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