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Hall Effect Measurements Algorithm

The sheet resistance RS can be obtained from the two measured characteristic resistances RA and RB by numerically solving the van der Pauw nist-equation [Eq. (3) in the text] by iteration

exp(-π RA/RS) + exp(-π RB/RS) = 1

as outlined in the following routine:

Hall Effect Measurements Algorithm


Created April 15, 2010, Updated November 26, 2019