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Seebeck effect

  1. Nov 20, 2015 #1
    So basically in Seebeck effect, after you heat one side, all the holes in p-type material and electrons in n-type materials flow to one side
    And thus creates a voltage
    So if you add a wire connect the 2 cool ends, the holes move to n-type material and electrons move to p-type
    So after a while , all the holes and electrons have already moved to the other side
    So will Seebeck effect only last for a period of time ?
     
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  3. Nov 25, 2015 #2
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  4. Nov 28, 2015 #3

    Henryk

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    Well, the Seebeck effect is just a conversion of thermal energy into electrical one. It will last as long as you keep supplying the thermal energy.
     
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