An effect whereby heat is emitted or absorbed when an electric current passes across a junction between two materials.
More example sentences
- 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.
mid 19th century: named after Jean C. A. Peltier (1785–1845), French amateur scientist.
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