skin effect

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skin effect

n.
The tendency of alternating current to flow near the surface of a conductor.

skin effect

n
(Electronics) the tendency of alternating current to concentrate in the surface layer of a conductor, esp at high frequencies, thus increasing its effective resistance

skin′ effect`


n.
the phenomenon in which an alternating current tends to concentrate in the outer layer of a conductor, resulting in increased resistance.
[1895–1900]
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Noun1.skin effect - the tendency of high-frequency alternating current to distribute near the surface of a conductor
electrical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon involving electricity
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Due to skin depth effect and the motion of the dipoles in the dielectrics, higher frequencies are attenuated more than lower frequencies.
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Equation 4 gives the effective or skin resistance of the transmission line taking into account the high frequency skin depth effects.