As I understand it, a current flowing through a conducting strip in a magnetic field perpendicular to the current will drift to the side creating an electric field that corrects the currents motion and creates a potential difference across the conductor. Why then does a current carrying wire in the same magnetic field "bend" to the side? According to the hall effect wouldn't the wires path not be self corrected? If the charge carriers move to one side creating an electric field, wouldnt the charge carriers be pulled back, leaving only a potential difference but no change in shape of the wire because the forces of the magnetic and electric fields would cancel? My only thought is that its a matter of flexibility of the conductor, but would this then imply that a flexible wire in a magnetic field doesn't experience a hall potential difference, rather it just bends?