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Superconductivity

Course
2012-2013

Description

The course emphasizes the phenomenological description of superconductivity and superconducting systems. By using its quantum nature and the Ginzburg-Landau description, basic parameters and characteristic lengths such as the electronic coherence length, the magnetic penetration depth, and the distinction between Type-I and Type-II superconductors are introduced. These concepts are then used to discuss the Josephson junction and the Superconducting Quantum Interferometer Device (SQUID, in day-to-day language).

Programme form

Lectures and literature discussion

Literature

‘Superconductivity, superfluids and condensates’, auteur James F. Annett, Oxford Master Series in Condensed Matter Physics, Oxford University presss, ISBN 978-0-19-850756-7 (Pbk)

Schedule

Physics Schedule

Form of examination

Written exam

Prerequisites

Elementary solid state physics

More information

Lecturer: Prof.dr. J. Aarts (Jan) and Prof.dr.ir. T.H. Oosterkamp (Tjerk)