We propose a novel anomalous Hall effect caused by the spin-polarized current in superconductors (SC). The spin-polarized quasiparticles flowing in SC are deflected by spin-orbit scattering to yield a quasiparticle charge imbalance in the transverse direction. Overall charge neutrality gives rise to a compensating change in the number of Cooper pairs. A transverse electric field builds up as opposed to an acceleration of the Cooper pairs, producing the Hall voltage. It is found that the Hall voltages due to the side jump and skew scattering mechanisms have different temperature dependence in the superconducting state. A spin-injection Hall device to generate the ac Josephson effect is proposed.
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