thermopile


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thermopile:

see thermoelectricitythermoelectricity,
direct conversion of heat into electric energy, or vice versa. The term is generally restricted to the irreversible conversion of electricity into heat described by the English physicist James P.
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thermopile

[′thər·mə‚pīl]
(engineering)
An array of thermocouples connected either in series to give higher voltage output or in parallel to give higher current output, used for measuring temperature or radiant energy or for converting radiant energy into electric power.
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The thermopile array sensor consists of only a 1cm3 camera (with lens).
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Traditional thermopiles can reflect 10 to 15 per cent of the incident laser light back towards the source.
As shown in Figure 2, the body temperature value is the output from the thermopile and is sent to myRIO via I2C communications.
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As the polymer melt flows across the sensor window, IR radiation passes through the zinc selenide window, and is collected by the thermopile (TP).
So far, the Second Class thermopile pyranometer CMP3 Kipp & Zonen were installed at the WS family.
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The kinetic parameters of [alpha]-amylase activation [V.sub.max] and [K.sub.m] that were 263 [micro]mole [mg.sup.-1] enzyme [min.sup.-1] and 0.97mg/mL, respectively, were reported from thermopile Bacillus sphaericus [14].
Based on thermopile technology, these IR array sensors can simultaneously detect the direction of moving people and objects--up, down, left, right and diagonally.
Using a micro thermopile, the Remember Ring converts the heat from your hand into electricity, keeping the battery charged and microchip clock running, says the company.