Nernst effect


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Nernst effect

[′nernst i‚fekt]
(physics)
The phenomenon that, when a conductor is placed in a magnetic field and an electric current flows through the conductor perpendicular to the field, a temperature gradient arises in the direction of the current.
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We propose to exploit the large Nernst effect in ferromagnetic conductors for electrical sensing of temperature gradients with exceptional sensitivity.
Furthermore, the combination of the thermoelectric effect termed the "Anomalous Nernst Effect,"(4) appearing due to the ferromagnetic properties added to the cobalt alloys and the spin Seebeck effect, have improved the thermoelectric conversion efficiency by more than 10 times.
4) The anomalous Nernst effect is a thermoelectric effect discovered about 100 years ago, which relates to the magnetic property of a conductive material.