Ettingshausen effect


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Ettingshausen effect

[′ed·iŋz‚hau̇z·ən i‚fekt]
(physics)
The phenomenon that, when a metal strip is placed with its plane perpendicular to a magnetic field and an electric current is sent longitudinally through the strip, corresponding points on opposite edges of the strip have different temperatures.
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Perhaps the woolly mammoths were quick-frozen where they grazed by what is called in physics the Ettingshausen effect, as the current of charged particles interacted with the magnetic fields; or by an even more dramatic mechanism known in cryogenics as the Giauque-Debye adiabatic demagnetization, where an analogous cooling can be nearly instantaneous.