Ettingshausen-Nernst effect

Ettingshausen-Nernst effect

[¦ed·iŋz‚hau̇z·ən ¦nərnst i‚fekt]
(physics)
The phenomenon that, when a conductor or semiconductor is subjected to a temperature gradient and to a magnetic field perpendicular to the temperature gradient, an electric field arises perpendicular to both the temperature gradient and the magnetic field.
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