semiconductor thermocouple

semiconductor thermocouple

[¦sem·i·kən¦dək·tər ′thər·mə‚kəp·əl]
(electronics)
A thermocouple made of a semiconductor, which offers the prospect of operation with high-temperature gradients, because semiconductors are good electrical conductors but poor heat conductors.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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