Definition of skin effect in English:

skin effect


  • The tendency of a high-frequency alternating current to flow through only the outer layer of a conductor.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’


skin effect

/skin əˈfekt//ēˈfekt/