JETP Letters

, Volume 92, Issue 8, pp 537–542 | Cite as

Penetration of hot electrons through a cold disordered wire

  • A. S. Ioselevich
  • D. I. Pikulin
Condensed Matter


We study a penetration of an electron with high energy ET through strongly disordered wire of length La (a being the localization length). Such an electron can loose, but not gain the energy, when hopping from one localized state to another. We have found a distribution function for the transmission coefficient 풯. The typical 풯 remains exponentially small in L/a, but with the decrement, reduced compared to the case of direct elastic tunneling: \( \overline {\ln T} \) ≈ 0.237 × 2L/a. The distribution function has a strong tail in the domain of anomalously high 풯; the average \( \overline T \) ∝ (a/L)2 is controlled by rare configurations of disorder, corresponding to this tail.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Ioselevich
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. I. Pikulin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Moscow Institute of Physics and TechnologyMoscowRussia

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