Spin Hall Effect.
Int. J. of Mod. Phys. B 20, p. 1015.
The intrinsic spin Hall effect in semiconductors has developed to a remarkably lively and rapidly growing branch of research in the field of semiconductor spintronics. In this article we give a pedagogical overview on both theoretical and experimental accomplishments and challenges. Emphasis is put on the the description of the intrinsic mechanisms of spin Hall transport in III-V zinc-blende semiconductors, and on the effects of dissipation.