9. November 2011 17:24
While not directly applicable to new wire technology, engineers at Canterbury University of New Zealand recently created a method for generating extremely long arcs [link]. They did this by suspending a tiny gauge wire and then applying a high voltage. It is almost worth taking the time to see the photos they have of their experiment – an almost straight glowing arcing.
This process should come as no surprise to those who have shorted with a small gauge wire.