Abstract : Brief introduction to thermoelectricity, its uses, goals and active research. A description of the Thomson effect, as well as an overview of the history of its measurement will be presented. The description of the 2 omega method to measure the Thomson effect will be exposed, as well as the results of its application on two different metals. A validation of the method via two independent ways will be presented. A mention of peculiarities and limitations of the method will be discussed.
Bio : Isaac Haïk Dunn was born in Montréal, Canada in 1987. He spent his childhood and teenage years between France and Canada. He earned a Master’s degree in Physics at the National University of Córdoba, Argentina, in 2016, where he specialized in materials science. He then pursued a PhD in Physics at the University of Caen Normandy which he completed in 2020, where he worked on thermoelectricity and energy harvesting. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher at University Gustave Eiffel / ESYCOM Laboratory working on thermal characterization and management of electronic devices for next generation radio communications.