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Spintronics, the atomic way

Ultracold atomic gases are excellent platforms for exploring phenomena in condensed-matter physics. They have now been used to engineer the spin Hall effect and to make the atomic counterpart of the spin transistor. See Letter p.201

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van der Straten, P. Spintronics, the atomic way. Nature 498, 175–176 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/498175a

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