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Superconductivity

Catalogue Number
5354SUPE6Y
Admin. code
OWIN
Credits
6
Time Period(s)
Semester 2 block 1 More info
Educational institute
Masters School of Sciences
Lecturer(s)
dr. A. de Visser (co-ordinator)
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Objectives

To learn the theory of superconductivity and to get acquainted with applications of superconductors.

Contents

  • Superconducting materials, phenomenology
  • Ginzburg-Landau model
  • BCS theory
  • Hot topics in superconductivity research
  • Applications of wires: magnets, energy transport, energy storage
  • Applications of junctions: field sensors, filters, q-bits

Registration at

Registration via https://www.sis.uva.nl is mandatory 4 weeks before the start of the Semester.

Format

Lectures and homework.

Study materials

Obligatory:
- James F. Annett, 'Superconductivity, Superfluids and Condensates', Oxford Master Series in Condensed Matter Physics, Oxford University Press, 2004. ISBN 978-0-19-850756-7.
- Werner Buckel and Reinhold Kleiner, 'Superconductivity: Fundamentals and Applications', 2nd, Revised and Enlarged Edition, Wiley, New York, 2004. ISBN 987-3-527-40349-3.

Assessment

Homework and written or oral examination (depending on the number of students).