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A device consisting of a number of thermocouples connected in series or parallel, used for measuring temperature or generating current.

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(General Physics) an instrument for detecting and measuring heat radiation or for generating a thermoelectric current. It consists of a number of thermocouple junctions, usually joined together in series
[C19: from thermo- + pile1 (in the sense: voltaic pile)]
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(ˈθɜr məˌpaɪl)

a device consisting of thermocouples joined in series, used for generating thermoelectric current or for detecting and measuring radiant energy.
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Noun1.thermopile - a kind of thermometer for measuring heat radiation; consists of several thermocouple junctions in series
thermometer - measuring instrument for measuring temperature
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[ˈθɜːməʊpaɪl] Ntermopila f
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PowerMax-Pro detectors, first introduced in 2014 and based on Coherent's thin-film sensor technology, combine the broad wavelength sensitivity, dynamic range and laser damage resistance of a thermopile, with the response speed of a semiconductor photodiode.
To fill this need, a low-cost road surface temperature sensor using a thermopile has been developed (Fig.
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In addition, we integrated multiple sensors (reflective photo sensor, thermopile, and 24 GHz medical radar) and a FPGA microcontroller into a small disc-shaped form similar to a stethoscope, thus arriving at the name "Vital-SCOPE." Throughout the remainder of this paper, we describe the design concept of Vital-SCOPE and report the validation of this system in both laboratory and hospital settings.
[2.] Demuynck, J., Raes, N., Zuliani, M., De Paepe, M., Sierens, R., Verhelst, S., "Local heat flux measurements in a hydrogen and methane spark ignition engine with a thermopile sensor," Int J Hydrogen Energy 34(24):9857-9868, December 2009, doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2009.10.035.
Semiconductor technology, says Bethany Dunich, content marketing managerfor Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America (, "allows for the development of thermopile sensors made up of hundreds of thermocouples over several square millimeters.