Spin Hall Effect

J. E. Hirsch
Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 1834 – Published 30 August 1999
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It is proposed that when a charge current circulates in a paramagnetic metal a transverse spin imbalance will be generated, giving rise to a “spin Hall voltage.” Similarly, it is proposed that when a spin current circulates a transverse charge imbalance will be generated, giving rise to a Hall voltage, in the absence of charge current and magnetic field. Based on these principles we propose an experiment to generate and detect a spin current in a paramagnetic metal.

  • Received 24 February 1999


©1999 American Physical Society

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J. E. Hirsch

  • Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0319

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Vol. 83, Iss. 9 — 30 August 1999

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