Definition of Skin effect

1. Noun. The tendency of high-frequency alternating current to distribute near the surface of a conductor.

Generic synonyms: Electrical Phenomenon



Definition of Skin effect

1. Noun. (physics) The tendency of alternating current to distribute itself in a conductor such that the current density is greater near the surface than near the core. The effect increases with frequency. ¹

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Literary usage of Skin effect

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1. Principles of Electrical Engineering by Harold Pender (1911)
"skin effect. — When the permeability of every body in the magnetic field is constant, it is in general possible to obtain an expression for the inductance ..."

2. Hawkins Electrical Guide: Questions, Answers & Illustrations; a Progressive ...by Nehemiah Hawkins by Nehemiah Hawkins (1914)
"skin effect.—This is the tendency of alternating currents to avoid the ... The so-called skin effect becomes more pronounced as the frequency is increased. ..."

3. Principles of Radio Communication by John Harold Morecroft, A. Pinto, Walter Andrew Curry (1921)
"The increase in resistance of coils, due to skin effect, ... An experimental investigation of the skin effect in coils was carried out by the author, ..."

4. Principles of Radio Communication by John Harold Morecroft, A. Pinto, Walter Andrew Curry (1921)
"The increase in resistance of coils, due to skin effect, ... An experimental investigation of the skin effect -in coils was carried out by the author, ..."

5. Principles of Radio Communication by John Harold Morecroft, A. Pinto, Walter Andrew Curry (1921)
"The increase in resistance of coils, due to skin effect, ... An experimental investigation of the skin effect in coils was carried out by the author, ..."

6. The Mechanical Engineer's Pocket-book: A Reference Book of Rules, Tables by William Kent (1902)
"With requencies and small wires the skin effect is small, but it becomes quite rtant with high frequencies and large wires. ie following table, ..."

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