thermal electromotive force

thermal electromotive force

[′thər·məl i¦lek·trə¦mōd·iv ′fȯrs]
(physics)
An electromotive force arising from a difference in temperature at two points along a circuit, as in the Seebeck effect.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Temperature variations and exposure to high temperatures play an important role in long-term stability; relevant parameters include temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR), self-heating characteristics, and thermal electromotive force (EMF).
Possible error sources included lead resistance, thermal electromotive forces (EMFs), and magnetic coupling.

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