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Right, the wires are more opaque in every part of the spectrum compared to air, so they soak up energy a lot faster.

Ah. I suppose being a conductor in normal conditions isn't a factor in this situation (plasma is plasma is plasma). Opacity being the main factor in heating makes sense.

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