Unit yF
Name yoctofarad
Category Capacitance
Details The unit yF (yoctofarad) is a minuscule unit of capacitance used in the field of electronics and electrical engineering. It represents one septillionth (1 x 10^-24) of a farad. Capacitance is the capability of a structure or device to store electrical energy within an electric field when a potential difference (voltage) is applied across it. The standard unit of capacitance is the farad (F), named after the scientist Michael Faraday.

The yoctofarad is an extremely small unit of capacitance and is usually found in the context of extremely small-scale devices such as nanotechnology, molecular-level electronics or ultra-high-frequency circuits where minute capacitances are significant. For practical purposes, capacitance values are usually expressed in larger units such as picofarads (pF), nanofarads (nF), or microfarads (μF), depending on the specific application and component.