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Thomas Seebeck (1770-1831), a German physicist who discovered in 1821 that a current would flow between two different metals kept at different temperatures when joined together. His discovery demonstrated that heat could be converted to electricity, a phenomenon now known as the Seebeck effect. This discovery formed the basis for the subsequent development of the thermocouple, an electric temperature-measuring device.
Cutler J. Cleveland (Lead Author);Peter Saundry (Topic Editor) "Seebeck, Thomas". In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment). [First published in the Encyclopedia of Earth August 18, 2006; Last revised Date August 18, 2006; Retrieved June 18, 2013 <http://www.eoearth.org/article/Seebeck,_Thomas>