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  1. Apr 15, 2005 #1
    What is thermal electricity?

    What conditions (e.g. type of fuel) can make a flame pointed 'more upward'?
     
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  3. Apr 15, 2005 #2

    dextercioby

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    What "thermal electricity" are u referring to?I can only think of Seebeck & Peltier effects (thermoelectrical effects) which are widely discussed in a solid-state physics book.Or in an irreversible thermodynamics book.

    Daniel.
     
  4. Apr 15, 2005 #3
    oh. i get this term from my chem textbook only. Lignite is used to produce thermal electricity. so what's thermal electricity?
     
  5. Apr 15, 2005 #4
    I suppose the OP is referring to currents that are generated due to thermal excitation of the semi-conductor.
    marlon
     
  6. Apr 15, 2005 #5

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    Aaaaaaaaaaaa,okay.Electricity which is obtained through burning coal and using the steam to rotate turbines to generate alternative current through the famous electromagnetic induction...

    Daniel.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2005 #6

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    Chemistry books and semiconductors ... :surprised :yuck: Nope,it was something much simpler.

    Daniel.
     
  8. Apr 15, 2005 #7
    how abt..What conditions (e.g. type of fuel) can make a flame pointed 'more upward'?
     
  9. Apr 15, 2005 #8
    Lignite is a type of coal!...so burning it to make steam to run a turbine & generator would produce what might be called "thermal electricity"...;)
     
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