Spin-Hall effect: Back to the beginning at a higher level

Jairo Sinova, Shuichi Murakami, Shun Qing Shen, Mahn Soo Choi

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The phenomena of the spin-Hall effect, initially proposed over three decades ago in the context of asymmetric Mott skew scattering, was revived recently by the proposal of a possible intrinsic spin-Hall effect originating from a strongly spin-orbit coupled band structures. This new proposal has generated an extensive debate and controversy over the past 2 years. On August 2006 the first workshop on the spin-Hall effect was held at the Asian Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics. Its purpose was to bring together many of the leading groups in this field to resolve such issues and identify future challenges. We offer this short summary to clarify formerly controversial issues now settled and help refocus the research efforts in new and important avenues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-217
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr


  • D. Hall effect
  • D. Semiconductor spintronics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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