# Hall coefficient

## Description

The Hall effect is the production of a voltage difference (the Hall voltage) across an electrical conductor, transverse to an electric current in the conductor and a magnetic field perpendicular to the current. The Hall coefficient is defined as the ratio of the induced electric field to the product of the current density and the applied magnetic field. It is a characteristic of the material from which the conductor is made, since its value depends on the type, number, and properties of the charge carriers that constitute the current.

Related formulas## Variables

R_{H} | Hall coefficient (m^{3}/C) |

E_{y} | Induced electric field (N/C) |

j_{x} | Current density of the carrier electrons (A/m^{2}) |

B | Magnetic field (T) |