| Electrical Properties
|Seebeck Coefficient Measurement Systems
Electrons are carriers of both heat and electricity, which means a temperature gradient across a conductive material can produce an electrical current. The ratio of the induced voltage to the difference in temperature is known as the Seebeck coefficient.
Seebeck Coefficient Measurement Systems create a temperature gradient across a sample and then measure the resulting voltage. Most systems allow for a quick interchange of sample and include varying degrees of automation.
This test is valuable for thermal power generation purposes, which have been gaining increased attention in recent years because of the increasing focus on utilizing waste heat energy.