picofarad


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picofarad

[‚pē·kō′far·əd]
(electricity)
A unit of capacitance equal to 10-12 farad, or one-millionth of a microfarad. Also known as micromicrofarad (deprecated usage); puff (British usage). Abbreviated pF.
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Capacitance values (Table 2) of the sample are in the order of picofarads and does not change appreciably with temperature increases, as observed under nitrogen.
Low-capacitance measurements of picofarads and smaller values
The coil capacitance, in picofarads, is the product of y and the turn diameter.
Since each of the 39 DRAMs on an address line represents a capacitive load of approximately 8 picofarads, the loaded impedance of the line is about 30 ohms.
For a human being, a value of 150 picofarads is appropriate.