New Method for Determining Time Constant of Resistors
Yicheng Wang, Dean G. Jarrett, Andrew D. Koffman, Stephan Schlamminger
We report a new method for determining the time constant of ac resistors with values around 10 kΩ, using a digital impedance bridge for comparison of two nominally equal resistors. The method involves adding a probing capacitor in parallel to one of the resistors to induce a quadratic frequency dependence in the real component of the admittance ratio between the two resistors. The magnitude of this quadratic effect is proportional to the self capacitance of the unperturbed resistor, enabling us to determine its value and the associated time constant with an estimated standard uncertainty (k = 1) of 0.02 pF and 0.2 ns, respectively.
, Jarrett, D.
, Koffman, A.
and Schlamminger, S.
New Method for Determining Time Constant of Resistors, Review of Scientific Instruments, [online], https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0143225, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=936211
(Accessed September 22, 2023)