Technical Physics Letters

, Volume 32, Issue 9, pp 785–787 | Cite as

Effect of a strong electric field on the high-frequency properties of a helical quantum wire

  • O. P. Volosnikova
  • D. V. Zav’yalov
  • S. V. Kryuchkov


New properties are predicted for a helical quantum wire (HQW) that must be manifested under the action of a constant electric field that produces a kind of quantization of the electron energy spectrum. As a result, the spectrum acquires a miniband structure inherent in quantum superlattices. The high-frequency properties of an HQW are studied. A threshold dependence of the high-frequency conductivity of the HQW on the strength of the applied constant electric field is established.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. P. Volosnikova
    • 1
  • D. V. Zav’yalov
    • 1
  • S. V. Kryuchkov
    • 1
  1. 1.Volgograd State Pedagogical UniversityVolgogradRussia

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