Skin Depth Calculator

Pasternack's Skin Depth Calculator returns skin-depth as a function of a material's resistivity and permeability, as well as the application frequency. You may enter custom values, or choose from a list of commonly used materials.

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Calculation

Result:

Skin Depth:

Skin Depth refers to how deeply an RF signal can penetrate a material, which is dependent on the frequency as well as the material's properties. In DC applications, the conductivity is linearly dependent on the thickness of the material, whereas in RF applications, the relationship is logarithmic.

Prefix Symbol Value
Tera 'T' 1012
Giga 'G' 109
Mega 'M' 106
kilo 'k' 103
Prefix Symbol Value
pico 'p' 10-12
nano 'n' 10-9
micro 'u' 10-6
milli 'm' 10-3