thermomagnetic effect

thermomagnetic effect

[¦thər·mō·mag′ned·ik i¦fekt]
(physics)
An electrical or thermal phenomenon occurring when a conductor or semiconductor is placed simultaneously in a temperature gradient and a magnetic field; examples are the Ettingshausen-Nernst effect and the Righi-Leduc effect.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.