Superconducting Devices: Fundamental and Applications (B-KUL-H08S5A)
This course in taught at Chalmers Tekniska Högskola.
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Superconductivity is a fascinating phenomenon that allows us to observe quantum mechanical effects at the macroscopic scale. A tremendous importance of superconductivity for fundamental science can be seen from the fact that there are at least 12 Nobel laureates in physics, who obtained the price for research related to superconductivity. Besides being of tremendous interest in themselves and vehicles for development key concepts and methods in theoretical physics, superconductors have found important applications in modern society. Those range from high power applications and strong superconducting magnets used in medicine, diagnostics and particle accelerators; to most sensitive quantum devices capable of measuring about a trillionth part of the Earths magnetic field and a millionth part of the electron charge.
Is also included in other courses
Introduction-Review of basic properties of superconductors
London equations, Linear electrodynamics of superconductors
Vortices in type-II superconductors
Review of microscopic theory of superconductivity
Pinning and critical state in type-II superconductors
DC and AC Josephson effect
RCSJ model of Josephson junctions
Vortex dynamics in long Josephson junctions
Overview of superconducting applications
Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices (SQUIDs)
Superconducting mixers, detectors and bolometersMesoscopic superconducting devices
A complete Compendium will be delivered during the course to registered students.