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lightweight ultra conductive wire

a wire consisting of a copper pipe with hydrogen ion gas entrapped inside
 
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The "entrapped" hydrogen gas is alternately saved as positive and negative ions. When passing AC current through it, it loses or gains electrons alternatively responding at high speed.

Small insulated sections open electronically only when there's current running through so it doesn't deactivate itself.

pashute, Apr 02 2015

Superconducting Cables http://www.technolo...rconducting-cables/
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       This isn't unlikely not to work.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 02 2015
  

       Can one have an ionic gas? The proposition has been mooted here before. I cannot recall that anyone has produced an example.   

       In this example, I think the negative ion hydrogen will be glomming onto / into the copper pipe before much else can happen. The pipe would need to be glass, or maybe teflon.
bungston, Apr 02 2015
  

       There is much experimentation on-going in superconducting cables; typically hollow with liquid nitrogen flowing through them <linky>.
Also, bucky tubes and other graphene (and relatives like stanene) based stuff do funny low-resistance things with electron flow too.
neutrinos_shadow, Apr 06 2015
  

       I don't understand the idea. Could you elaborate?   

       // The "entrapped" hydrogen gas is alternately saved as positive and negative ions. //   

       What does it mean for a gas to be "saved"?   

       // Can one have an ionic gas? //   

       Yes. It's called a plasma.
notexactly, Apr 19 2015
  
      
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