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skin ef·fect

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. skin effect(noun)

    the tendency of high-frequency alternating current to distribute near the surface of a conductor

Wiktionary

  1. skin effect(Noun)

    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.

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  1. Skin effect

    Skin effect is the tendency of an alternating electric current to become distributed within a conductor such that the current density is largest near the surface of the conductor, and decreases with greater depths in the conductor. The electric current flows mainly at the "skin" of the conductor, between the outer surface and a level called the skin depth. The skin effect causes the effective resistance of the conductor to increase at higher frequencies where the skin depth is smaller, thus reducing the effective cross-section of the conductor. The skin effect is due to opposing eddy currents induced by the changing magnetic field resulting from the alternating current. At 60 Hz in copper, the skin depth is about 8.5 mm. At high frequencies the skin depth becomes much smaller. Increased AC resistance due to the skin effect can be mitigated by using specially woven litz wire. Because the interior of a large conductor carries so little of the current, tubular conductors such as pipe can be used to save weight and cost.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Skin Effect

    A current of very brief duration does not penetrate the mass of a conductor. Alternating currents for this reason are mainly conducted by the outer layers of a conductor. The above is sometimes called the skin effect.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of skin effect in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of skin effect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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