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Spin Current Sighting Ends 35-Year Hunt

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Science  12 Nov 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5699, pp. 1116-1117
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5699.1116b

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In a paper published online this week by Science (www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/1105514), researchers report the first experimental sighting of the spin Hall effect, which could be a major boon to the nascent field of spintronics.