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Nature Physics 4, 836 - 837 (2008)
doi:10.1038/nphys1121

Subject Categories: Condensed-matter physics | Electronics, photonics and device physics

Semiconductor spintronics: Snapshots of spins separating

Mathias Duckheim1 & Daniel Loss1

  1. Mathias Duckheim and Daniel Loss are in the Department of Physics, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland.
    e-mail: mathias.duckheim@unibas.ch; e-mail: daniel.loss@unibas.ch


Theories of the spin Hall effect suggest that spin currents generated by electric fields accumulate spin polarization at the sample edges. Now an experiment has observed this conversion in real time.

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