Definition of thermopile in English:


Line breaks: thermo|pile
Pronunciation: /ˈθəːmə(ʊ)pʌɪl


  • A set of thermocouples arranged for measuring small quantities of radiant heat.
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    • On the thermal side are thermocouples, thermopiles, bolometers, and pneumatic detectors.
    • Using a thermopile and galvanometer, he demonstrated that UV rays from an arc lamp are several orders of magnitude more lethal than visible rays.
    • He testified that as a result of this he applied soap and water to both the furnace connections and the hot water tank pilot connection where he had replaced the thermopile a few weeks previously.

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