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Solitons / electrostatics question?

  1. May 4, 2014 #1
    I'm having difficulty establishing whether it's possible to have an electrostatic charge that flows. Can current exist AND electrostatic charge exist in the same place?
    Given a length of coated wire, could current flow through the wire and electrostatic charge exist on the insulation?

    Could this electrostatic charge on the insulation, of possible, be in any way governed by the current in the wire such that it behaves intelligently and controllably?

    Where does a soliton form with respect to electrical applications and how?
    Thanks :)
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  3. May 5, 2014 #2


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    Sure, there can be a net static charge on the outside of the insulation of a wire. Not sure what you are asking about in terms of controlling its motion, though.

    How is this related to your question above? What do you know about solitons so far?
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