I come across to this vey nice phenomenon , so i construct an easy structure that describe exactly what happens .
I will try to explain in simple words .Let’s begin
We will need Thermoelectric Seebeck module
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Playing with Thermoelectric Seebeck module
We have two phenomenon
- One is when we apply voltage and we get cold from one side and warm from the other.
- And the other one is when we apply cold from one side and warm from the other and we get voltage
The first one is the Peltier effect and the other one is Seebeck effect
What is the Peltier effect?
The Peltier effect is a temperature difference created by applying a voltage between two electrodes connected to a sample of semiconductor material. This phenomenon can be useful when it is necessary to transfer heat from one medium to another on a small scale. The Peltier effect is one types of thermoelectric effect; the other two are the Seebeck effect
What is the Seebeck effect?
The Seebeck effect is a phenomenon in which a temperature difference between two dissimilar electrical conductors or semiconductors produces a voltage difference between the two substances.
When heat is applied to one of the two conductors or semiconductors, heated electrons flow toward the cooler one. If the pair is connected through an electrical circuit, direct current (DC) flows through that circuit.
The Seebeck effect is responsible for the behavior of thermocouples.
As you can see below,it is very easy with any complex process