Thermopile
Thermopile Ther"mo*pile, n. [Thermo- + pile a heap.] (Physics) An instrument of extreme sensibility, used to determine slight differences and degrees of heat. It is composed of alternate bars of antimony and bismuth, or any two metals having different capacities for the conduction of heat, connected with an astatic galvanometer, which is very sensibly affected by the electric current induced in the system of bars when exposed even to the feeblest degrees of heat. [1913 Webster]

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  • thermopile — ► NOUN ▪ a set of thermocouples arranged for measuring small quantities of radiant heat …   English terms dictionary

  • thermopile — [thʉr′mōpīl΄] n. [ THERMO + PILE1] a device consisting of a series of thermocouples, used for measuring minute changes in temperature or for generating thermoelectric current …   English World dictionary

  • thermopile — thermoélectrique [ tɛrmoelɛktrik ] adj. • 1823; de thermo et électrique ♦ Relatif à la thermoélectricité. Effet thermoélectrique : phénomène réciproque de transformation d énergie thermique en énergie électrique. Couple thermoélectrique. ⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Thermopile —  Pour l’article homophone, voir Thermopyles. Une thermopile est un dispositif électronique qui convertit l énergie thermique en énergie électrique. Elle est composée de thermocouples connectés en parallèle ou en série. Les thermopiles… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Thermopile — A thermopile is an electronic device that converts thermal energy into electrical energy. It is composed of thermocouples connected usually in series [http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn] , or less commonly in parallel. Thermopiles do not… …   Wikipedia

  • thermopile — termobaterija statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. thermobattery; thermopile vok. Thermobatterie, f rus. термобатарея, f pranc. pile thermoélectrique, f; thermobatterie, f; thermopile, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • thermopile — termoelementas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Temperatūros jutiklis, sudarytas iš dviejų skirtingų elektros laidininkų. atitikmenys: angl. thermocell; thermoelement; thermopile vok. Thermoelement, n; Thermozelle, f… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • thermopile — termoelementas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Temperatūros daviklis, sudarytas iš dviejų skirtingų elektros laidininkų. atitikmenys: angl. thermocelle; thermocouple; thermoelement; thermopile rus. термопара; термоэлемент ryšiai: sinonimas – …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • thermopile — termoelektrinis stulpelis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. thermocolumn vok. Thermosäule, f rus. термостолбик, m pranc. thermopile, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • thermopile — noun Etymology: 4pile Date: 1849 an apparatus consisting of thermocouples combined so as to multiply the effect and used for generating electric currents or determining intensities of radiation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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