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Maximum possible current in a Conductor

  1. Mar 22, 2013 #1
    If we are given a metallic conductor in a given Temperature(Room temperature here), Area of cross section A, is there an upper limit to the strength of the current through such a conductor due to the upper limit for drift velocity(v)??

    I=nAve

    e=electron charge
    n=electron density
     
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  3. Mar 22, 2013 #2

    davenn

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    hi there :)

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  4. Mar 22, 2013 #3
    What factors lead to limiting of maximum permissible current besides limit of drift velocity?
     
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