Thomson heat

Thomson heat

[′täm·sən ‚hēt]
(physics)
The heat generated or absorbed in the Thomson effect in a reversible manner when a current passes through a conductor in which there is a temperature gradient; it is proportional to the product of the current and the temperature gradient.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.