Superconductivity

Vakbeschrijving Superconductivity
Collegejaar: 2018-2019
Studiegidsnummer: 4403SUPCN
Docent(en):
  • Prof.dr. J. Aarts
  • Prof.dr.ir. T.H. Oosterkamp
Voertaal: Engels
Blackboard: Ja
EC: 3
Niveau: 500
Periode: Semester 2
Onderwijstijd in uren
(excl. zelfstudie):
84:00 uur
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  • Geen Honours Class

Admission requirements

Quantum Theory a; Statistical Physics a

Description

The course constructs a phenomenological description of superconductivity and superconducting systems, based on the Ginzburg-Landau description of superconductivity. Important concepts are the coherence length, the magnetic penetration depth, the distinctions between Type-I and Type-II superconductors, flux quantization, and the Josephson effects, leading to two important superconducting devices, the Josephson junction and the SQUID (Superconducting Quantum Interferometer Device)

Course Objectives

Provide the student with a working knowledge of superconductivity from an experimental point of view, both with respect to the mathematical framework and with respect to numbers and scales involved in superconducting phenomena. Prepare the student for reading modern research literature.

h3. Timetable Physics Schedule

Mode of instruction

Lectures, presentations, homework

Course Load

3 EC = 84 uur
Lectures: 6 × 2 = 12 hours
Assessment:3 hours
Self-study: 69 hours (including homework and preparation for presentation assigments

Assessment method

Written exam with closed questions (75 %), in-class presentations (25 %)

Blackboard

Yes, for all communication, and distribution of assignments and reading material
To have access to Blackboard you need a ULCN-account.Blackboard UL

Literature

Introduction to superconductivity, Michael Tinkham, Dover Books, 2nd edition,
ISBN 100486435032 ($ 30)

Contact

Contactdetails Teacher(s):Prof.dr.J.Aarts(Jan)
Contactdetails Teacher(s):Prof.dr.T.Oosterkamp (Tjerk)

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