One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The tendency of a high-frequency alternating current to flow through only the outer layer of a conductor.
- ‘The cause of fish-eye formation is likely to be the skin effect phenomenon.’
- ‘As a result, the skin effect appears to be less significant than for other materials.’
- ‘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.’
skin effect/skin əˈfekt/
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