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Advances in Condensed Matter Physics
Volume 2017, Article ID 1216867, 4 pages
Research Article

Geometrically Tunable Transverse Electric Field in Multilayered Structures

1Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NCSR “Demokritos”, Neapoleos & Patriarchou Grigoriou, 15310 Athens, Greece
2Institute of Radiophysics & Electronics, NAS of Armenia, 0203 Ashtarak, Armenia

Correspondence should be addressed to Roland H. Tarkhanyan; moc.oohay@naynahkratdnalor

Received 4 December 2016; Accepted 6 March 2017; Published 15 March 2017

Academic Editor: Jörg Fink

Copyright © 2017 Roland H. Tarkhanyan and Dimitris G. Niarchos. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Appearance of a transverse component in dc electric field with respect to the applied current is investigated in periodic multilayer composite structures made of nanometer-to-micrometer scale alternating layers of two different homogeneous and isotropic conducting materials. Dependence of the transverse electric field on geometrical orientation of the layers is examined using the coordinate transformation approach. Electric field bending angle as a function of the layers’ resistivity ratio is studied in detail. It is shown that both the direction and the magnitude of the field can be changed using orientation angle of the layers as a tuning parameter.