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Question 1: Currently, some power plants use a method known as ________ in which in addition to the electrical energy generated, the heat produced during the process is used for alternative purposes.
Micro combined heat and powerCogenerationHydroelectricityWind power

Question 2: In modern technical usage, the term almost always refers collectively to the Seebeck effect, ________, and the Thomson effect.
Thermoelectric effectThermopowerElectronElectromotive force

Question 3: which depends on the ________, S, thermal conductivity, λ, and electrical conductivity, σ.
Chemical potentialThermopowerThermoelectric effectOhm's law

Question 4: Thermoelectric (TE) systems that provides the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) in vehicles, ________.
Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy ReliabilityUnited States Department of EnergyOffice of Energy Efficiency and Renewable EnergyEnergy policy of the United States

Question 5: Thermoelectric devices applied to refrigeration using the ________ could reduce the emission of ozone-depleting refrigerants into the atmosphere.
Thermoelectric effectElectromotive forceThermopowerElectron

Question 6: ________ (HCFCs) and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are known ozone depleting substances (ODSs); however, these chemicals have long been at the heart of refrigeration technology.
Carbon tetrachlorideChlorofluorocarbonChloroformHalomethane

Question 7: Notably, in the above equation, thermal conductivity and ________ are typically intertwined.
CopperResistivityElectrical conductivityElectrical resistance

Question 8: Thermoelectricity (thermo-electricity, abbreviated as TE) refers to a class of phenomena in which a temperature difference creates an ________ or an electric potential creates a temperature difference.
Lorentz forceElectric potentialMaxwell's equationsMagnetic field

Question 9: Thermoelectrics may find applications in such systems or in ________ generation.
Hybrid solar lightingSolar energySolar thermal energySolar power

Question 10: One of the most commonly used materials for such applications is Bismuth telluride (Bi2Te3), a chemical compound of ________ and tellurium.


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