JETP Letters

, Volume 109, Issue 5, pp 331–333 | Cite as

Scattering of Electrons between Edge and Two-Dimensional States of a Two-Dimensional Topological Insulator and the Conductivity of the Topological Insulator Strip in a Metallic State

  • M. M. MahmoodianEmail author
  • M. V. EntinEmail author
Condensed Matter


The lifetime of electrons on edge states of a two-dimensional topological insulator against the background of an allowed two-dimensional band has been determined. It has been shown that this time in the case of scattering on Coulomb impurities can be significantly larger than the mean free time of two-dimensional electrons. As a result, the conductivity of the metallic two-dimensional topological insulator strip can be determined primarily by edge states.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Novosibirsk State UniversityNovosibirskRussia

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