You are right. The discoverer was Jean Charles Athanase Peltier and it happened in 1822. I have mentioned this previously but the current modules in use were developed as power generators for deep space satellites. They have a property of generating electricity when heat is applied so the modules were packed around a small nuclear reactor to generate power. They also work conversely : under the application of power one side of the module will be cold and the other will be hot. I work with a company that uses these modules to heat and chill chemical baths for semiconductor manufacturing applications. It is really fascinating how these things work.
If pro is the opposite of con, What is the opposite of progress ?
Originally posted by Baloneyflaps: Pelt-ee-ay or pel-tee-yay or something very close to that but I think the Americanized version is Pel-teer; I know that is how the news anchors say Leonard Peltier's name.
[This message has been edited by Baloneyflaps (edited 01-31-2001).]