, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 29–33

A simple apparatus for the measurement of thermoelectric power in the temperature range 4·2–300K

  • K P Rajeev
  • N Y Vasanthacharya

DOI: 10.1007/BF02875614

Cite this article as:
Rajeev, K.P. & Vasanthacharya, N.Y. Pramana - J Phys (1988) 30: 29. doi:10.1007/BF02875614


A simple apparatus to measure the absolute thermoelectric power of solids in the temperature range 4·2–300K is described. The cryostat and the associated instrumentation is simple to operate. Representative data of measurements on metallic wire and pressed pellets are given. An accuracy of better than 10% in absolute thermopower can be obtained in this apparatus.


Thermoelectric power low-temperature 


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • K P Rajeev
    • 1
  • N Y Vasanthacharya
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsIndian Institute of ScienceBangalore

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