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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. In the presense of a current a temperature difference between the juctions is produced.
Discovered by the physicist Jean Peltier in 1834, and has a twin function that works in the opposite direction called the seebeck effect.
There have been fridges made use this process.
last modified 01:34 2003/08/14