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How do electrons carry thermal energy in Peltier coolers?

I've read that when electrons enter from metal to semiconductor type N, they gain thermal energy and make that side cooler and the reverse happens when they leave semiconductor to the conductor. Why ...
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current speed/flow [closed]

Note my questions are in form of explaining. its because I've scattered information (or assumptions) and it want to link them. that's probably why you can see me explaining to much? Question part: ...
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Will electrons be taken from a metal plate if a positive charge is applied to it?

If I have a single metal plate, a battery, and one wire. If I connect the wire to the positive on the battery to the metal plate, does that remove electrons from the metal plate? I am attempting to ...
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Why the earth attracts charge and where does the charge go when it goes into ground?

Self-explanatory question but to add what I know, by this I will also know if I am right or wrong. I read somewhere that Earth is positively charged, but is not the state (whether positive/negative) ...
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Effect of electron discrete nature on current density

Coulomb’s law states that the current that flows through a wire is proportional to the applied voltage. For sure there are many physical effects (linear and non-linear) that participates in the ...
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Why do electrons move as if on conveyor belt in a circuit?

For example sometimes people will ask whether it matters what side of a component you place a resistor on. Surprisingly, it doesn't matter because electrons behave as if they're all connected together ...
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Why don't electrons in Parralel battery circuits repel?

Here is a short Anecdote, which will give a good explanation into my question. I was in a Science class, and we were doing a circuit with a very small Filament Light Bulb, and some AAA Batteries. I ...
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How to function a TV electron gun for experiments [closed]

right to the point, I'm study physics and I want to do some experiments like q/m, oscilloscope, etc and I needed an electron gun. I had an old crt TV and I took out it's electron gun and vacuum tube ...
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When do the holes in semiconductor appear?

I'm trying to understand the concept of semiconductors, as far as I know whenever an electron moves it leaves a hole, so how can we say (for example) that n-type semiconductor has a majority of \$e^-\$...
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Meaning of applied voltage on electron

Does the applied voltage create a force on electrons to make them move? I have read that electric field is force per charge. Now, metals have free electrons, so applying a voltage will cause these ...