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What is Sheet Resistance?

March 22, 2023

The resistance of a length of metal is given by:

Where ρ is the bulk resistivity of the material, L is the length, and A is the cross-sectional area as shown in the figure above. Sheet resistance Rs is given by:

If a material has a sheet resistance of 10 ohms/square and is cut into a square shape (L=W), then the measured resistance from one edge to opposite edge will be 10Ω regardless of the size of the square.

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