Definition of Peltier effect in English:

Peltier effect

noun

Physics
  • An effect whereby heat is emitted or absorbed when an electric current passes across a junction between two materials.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This process, known as the Peltier effect, is associated with increased heat below ground.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: named after Jean C. A. Peltier (1785–1845), French amateur scientist.

Pronunciation:

Peltier effect

/ˈpeltyā əˌfekt/