Spin-Hall effect and spin-Coulomb drag in doped semiconductors
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In this review, we describe in detail two important spin-transport phenomena: the extrinsic spin-Hall effect (coming from spin-orbit interactions between electrons and impurities) and the spin-Coulomb drag. The interplay of these two phenomena is analyzed. In particular, we discuss the influence of scattering between electrons with opposite spins on the spin current and the spin accumulation produced by the spin-Hall effect. Future challenges and open questions are briefly discussed.
E M Hankiewicz and G Vignale 2009 J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 21 253202