Can a stranded wire exhibit a capacitive reactance?
I measured the real and imaginary part of a piece stranded wire using an old LRC meter( HP 4284a). Applied an open loop and a closed loop compensation for the parasitic impedance of the lead wires. Measured reactance is negative. This left me puzzled, is this phisically possible?
I know that a real conductor will display an inductive behaviour because of self inductance, with positive reactance, increasing with frequency. Could a stranded geometry cause a negative reactance to be measured?
Or is this more likely a wrong calibration issue?