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Semiconductor spintronics

Snapshots of spins separating

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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Figure 1: Dynamics of the spin Hall effect.


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Duckheim, M., Loss, D. Snapshots of spins separating. Nature Phys 4, 836–837 (2008).

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