Influence of the Thomson Effect on the θ–ϕ Relationship for a Constrictive Resistance in Thermal Equilibrium

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THE relationship between the temperature θ and the electrical potential ϕ at any point within a current-carrying constrictive resistance in thermal equilibrium can be expressed in the form1: provided that the material is both homogeneous and isotropic.

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    Jones, F. L., “Fundamental Processes of Electrical Contact Phenomena” (H.M.S.O., 1953).

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    Sommerfeld, A., and Bethe, H., “Elektronentheorie der Metalle”, in “Handbuch der Physik” (Springer, 1933).

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    Fowler, R. H., “Statistical Mechanics”.

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DAVIES, W. Influence of the Thomson Effect on the θ–ϕ Relationship for a Constrictive Resistance in Thermal Equilibrium. Nature 184, 975 (1959) doi:10.1038/184975a0

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