Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9101045211998Introduction to Superconductivity IElective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course is intended for a course in introductory superconductivity for students majoring in physics. The aim is to provide the student with a clear and logical presentation of the basic concepts and principles of superconductivity.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Mustafa TEPE
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to define the concepts of Type I superconductivity
2To be able to understand the electrical and magnetic properties of type I superconductivity.
3To be able to understand the thermodynamics of superconducting transition
4To be able to define the critical parameters of superconductors
5To be able to understand the Ginzburg –Landau theory of superconductivity
6To be able to define the critical current subject
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Type-I Superconductoırs, Perfect Diamagnetism, Electrodynamics, The critical magnetic field, Magnetization of superconductors, Thermodynamics of the tarnsition, The intermediate state, Transport currents in superconductors,
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Type-I Superconductoırs: Zero resistance, Superconducting transition temperature, AC resistivity
2Perfect Diamagnetism:Magnetic properties of a perfect conductors; Meissner effect,susceptibility of a superconductors, surface current, penetration dept
3Electrodynamics:Consequence ofd zero resistance, The London theory, An application of the london theory
4The critical magnetic field: free energy of a superconductor, variation of critical field with temperatuıre
5Magnetization of superconductors: measurement of magnetic properties, measurement of flux densisty, measurement of magnetization, integrating method.
6Thermodynamics of the tarnsition: Entropy of the superconducting state, specific heat and latent heat, First order and second order transition, Lattice and electronic specific heats, thermal conductivity.
7The intermediate state: The demagnetizing factor, Magnetic transition
8Midterms
9The boundary between a superconducting and a normal region, magnetic properties of the ıntermediate state,
10The Gibbs free energy in the intermediate state, Coherence length and origin of the surface energy
11Transport currents in superconductors: Critical currents,
12The Superconducting properties of small specimens
13Limitations of the London theory; The Ginzburg-Landau theory
14Critical current of thin specimens; measurement of critical currents
15General Overview
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Introduction To Superconductivity, A. C. Rose-Innes and E. H. Rhoderick, Pergaman Pres; Second Edition; 1978
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Sınavı1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Project Preparation520100
Project Presentation5525
Individual Study for Mid term Examination8540
Individual Study for Final Examination8540
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)251
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