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  Estonian Journal of Engineering

ISSN 1736-7522 (electronic)  ISSN 1736-6038  (print)

 An international scientific journal
Formerly: Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences Engineering
(ISSN 1406-0175)
Published since 1995

Estonian Journal of Engineering

ISSN 1736-7522 (electronic)  ISSN 1736-6038  (print)

 An international scientific journal
Formerly: Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences Engineering
(ISSN 1406-0175)
Published since 1995

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Thomas Johann Seebeck (1770–1831); 276–282

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Enn Velmre

Abstract

Thomas Johann Seebeck, an Estonian-German physicist, chemist and physician was born in 1770 in Tallinn, Estonia. Educated in Tallinn, Berlin and Göttingen, he lived and worked in Jena, Bayreuth, Nuremberg and Berlin, where he died in 1831. In this article, his main scientific achievements in optics and electricity are briefly described, his life story is summarized and the genealogy of his ancestors is given.

Keywords

hermoelectricity, photoelasticity, semiconductors, colour photography.

References

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  2. Oersted , H. C. Experimenta circa effectum conflictus electrici in acum magneticam. Typis Schultzianis , Hafniae , Copenhagen , 1820.

  3. Seebeck , T. J. Einige neue Versuche und Beobachtungen über Spiegelung und Brechung des Lichtes. J. für Chemie Physik , 1813 , 7 , 259–298 , 382–384.

  4. Seebeck , T. J. Von den entoptischen Farbenfiguren und Bedingungen ihrer Bildung in Gläsern. J. für Chemie Physik , 1814 , 12 , 1–17.

  5. Goethe , J. W. Zur Farbenlehre. Cotta , Tübingen , 1810.

  6. Faraday , M. On a new law of electric conduction. On conducting power generally. Philos. Trans. Royal Soc. , 1833 , 123 , 507–522.

  7. Lippmann , G. Colour photography , Nobel lecture , December 14 , 1908. In Nobel Lectures , Physics 1901–1921. Elsevier , Amsterdam , 1967.

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