Will I get a shock holding a superconductive wire?

Assume a current carrying superconductive wire is in front of me, with no voltage source attached.

If I hold it, will I get a shock? Forget for a minute that the superconducting wire will be too cold to touch.

My initial instinct was a maybe, for a second but ultimately no. As a normal shock occurs because of the potential difference around the wire (as the immediate electric field due to surface charges will cause a current to flow through my body). However without an emf to regain those surface charges, the current would stop as there is no emf?

• If there is a current without voltage, it must be a loop. touching it at one point will not give you a shock. even touching i wire with very hig current bat not in contacr with earth will not vive yiu a shock, have you ever seen birds on a high voltage wire? Apr 3, 2022 at 13:59

Out of boundless curiosity, you grab the superconductor with your ~300 degK hand. The conductor under your hand warms up and goes normal (ie: acquires a resistance). The flowing current begins dissipating power in this resistance, heating it even more. As the B field collapses, a big voltage $$=N (1 meter)^2~dB/dt$$ appears across your hand. The conductor and much of your hand turns to plasma as the energy stored in the B field $$=(10^7/4\pi)(1~Tesla)^2(1~meter)^3 \approx 10^6~Joules \approx 1~Kg~TNT$$ dissipates. Fortunately you were wearing goggles and have one hand left!