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thermoelectric

, thermoelectrical
1. of, relating to, used in, or operated by the generation of an electromotive force by the Seebeck effect or the Thomson effect
2. of, relating to, used in, or operated by the production or absorption of heat by the Peltier effect

thermoelectric

A thermoelectric module is a small, light-weight, and silent solid-state device that can operate as a heat pump or as an electrical power generator with no moving parts. Thermoelectric modules are durable, reliable, silent, lightweight, and compact green materials; they do not include compressed gases, chemicals, or toxic agents. See also: Smart materials
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Namely, at the beginning of the 1820s, Seebeck, performing his famous thermoelectrical experiments, observed that some materials, today known as semiconductors, exhibited much stronger "thermomagnetism" in contact with copper than many of the tested metals.
In late September, Castro himself went on TV to discuss the difficulties plaguing the Cuba's electrical grid, particularly a severe mechanical problem in a turbine in Cuba's most important thermoelectrical plant, the Antonio Guiteras plant in Matanzas province.