School of Physics Lecture Demonstration Manual

Ha-2 The Thermopile

Published: Monday 13 March 2006 - Updated: Monday 28 March 2011

Aim

To demonstrate the production of a thermoelectric emf.

Apparatus

Diagrams

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Thermopile Pic

Description

The thermopile consists of four Iron and four Copper wires twisted to form seven junctions. The end terminals connect to the galvanometer. A hand held hair drier is a suitable source of heat.

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