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how would a "frozen picture" of a piece of live cable look like at an atomic scale? the electrons are moving, and we assume that the electrons are the carriers of energy. please try to take a closer look at the conductor as a "track" for energy-transfer. my assumption is that the electrons "tilt" with regard to their spin as they are migrating. the energy is stored as potential energy of tilted electrons. why I am asking-- in all my search so far I did not find a truly fulfilling answer.
Re: what happens on an atomic scale in a conductor carrying current?
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