Does Electron spin generate electricity?

  1. Does Electron spin generate electricity?

    I know that with the electron spin generates a magnetic field, but does it generate an electricity?

    Thanks for any input!
  2. jcsd
  3. Drakkith

    Staff: Mentor

    A short answer is no, it does not. Electricity isn't a well defined thing. Current, voltage, and other properties are however. In any electrical circuit you will have moving charges, electrons in the case of normal circuits, which enable us to use their electric and magnetic fields to perform work. On it's own an electron doesn't generate voltage or current, especially since moving electrons ARE current.
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