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skin effect

noun, Electricity
the phenomenon in which an alternating current tends to concentrate in the outer layer of a conductor, caused by the self-induction of the conductor and resulting in increased resistance.
Origin of skin effect
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for skin effect
  • The representation of the dynamic skin effect is made with numerical reservoir simulation.
  • The skin effect is present all the time, but the warm layer correction is important during midday in light winds.
  • Speed-sensitive losses include core losses, rotational losses, and skin effect in the winding resistance.
  • The skin effect in the conductive substrate leads to an even more complex frequency-dependent behavior.
British Dictionary definitions for skin effect

skin effect

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