Carrier-acoustic plasmon instability in semiconductor quantum wires

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A novel carrier-acoustic instability is predicted for quasi-one-dimensional plasmas in semiconductor quantum wires with nonequilibrium carrier distributions. The complete collective excitation spectrum of the one-dimensional quantum plasma is obtained solving the complex dispersion relation in the random-phase approximation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3788-3791
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 1993


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