Two copper spheres have the radii of R and 3R and are located far away from each other. In the first experiment, an initial charge +Q is placed on each sphere. The spheres are then connected by a thin straight wire. It is discovered that maximum current through the wire is I0. In the second experiment, the larger sphere has the initial charge +Q, and the smaller one is neutral. The spheres are then connected by the same wire. What would be the maximum current I through the wire this time?
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