Möbius resistor

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Current in a Möbius resistor

A Möbius resistor is an electrical component made up of two conductive surfaces separated by a dielectric material, twisted 180° and connected to form a Möbius strip. As with the Möbius strip, once the Möbius resistor is connected up in this way it effectively has only one side and one continuous surface. It provides a resistor that has no residual self-inductance, meaning that it can resist the flow of electricity without causing magnetic interference at the same time.


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  • "Making Resistors with Math", Time, 84 (13), September 25, 1964 
  • US patent 3,267,406, R. L. Davis, "Non-Inductive Electrical Resistor", issued 1966-08-16 
  • "Moebius Resistor is Noninductive & Nonreactive", AEC-NASA Tech. Brief (68-10267), 1968 
  • Hyypia, Jorma (November 1969), "At Ultra-High Frequencies Electronic Components Take On Weird Shapes!", Electronics Illustrated, 12 (5), pp. 76, 77, 117 

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