The tendency of a high-frequency alternating current to flow through only the outer layer of a conductor.
More example sentences
- High frequencies tend to travel on the outside of the wire - solid in this case - and bundled, a phenomenon known as ‘the skin effect.’
- These fibres form a meshwork around fat cells, creating the mattress skin effect.
- As a result, the skin effect appears to be less significant than for other materials.
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