Course Unit Code  Course Unit Title  Type of Course Unit  Year of Study  Semester  Number of ECTS Credits  9101045211998  Introduction to Superconductivity I  Elective  1  1  8 

Level of Course Unit 
Second Cycle 
Language of Instruction 
Turkish 
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 
1  To be able to define the concepts of Type I superconductivity  2  To be able to understand the electrical and magnetic properties of type I superconductivity.  3  To be able to understand the thermodynamics of superconducting transition  4  To be able to define the critical parameters of superconductors  5  To be able to understand the Ginzburg –Landau theory of superconductivity  6  To be able to define the critical current subject 

Mode of Delivery 
Face to Face 
Prerequisites and corequisities 
None 
Recommended Optional Programme Components 
None 
Course Contents 
TypeI 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 

1  TypeI Superconductoırs: Zero resistance, Superconducting transition temperature, AC resistivity    2  Perfect Diamagnetism:Magnetic properties of a perfect conductors; Meissner effect,susceptibility of a superconductors, surface current, penetration dept    3  Electrodynamics:Consequence ofd zero resistance, The London theory, An application of the london theory    4  The critical magnetic field: free energy of a superconductor, variation of critical field with temperatuıre    5  Magnetization of superconductors: measurement of magnetic properties, measurement of flux densisty, measurement of magnetization, integrating method.    6  Thermodynamics 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.    7  The intermediate state: The demagnetizing factor, Magnetic transition    8  Midterms    9  The boundary between a superconducting and a normal region, magnetic properties of the ıntermediate state,    10  The Gibbs free energy in the intermediate state, Coherence length and origin of the surface energy    11  Transport currents in superconductors: Critical currents,    12  The Superconducting properties of small specimens    13  Limitations of the London theory; The GinzburgLandau theory    14  Critical current of thin specimens; measurement of critical currents    15  General Overview    16  Final Exam   

Recommended or Required Reading 
Introduction To Superconductivity, A. C. RoseInnes and E. H. Rhoderick, Pergaman Pres; Second Edition; 1978 
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods 
Activities are given in detail in the sections of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation". 
Assessment Methods and Criteria  
Midterm Examination  1  100  SUM  100  
Final Sınavı  1  100  SUM  100  Term (or Year) Learning Activities  40  End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities  60  SUM  100 
 Work Placement(s)  None 

Workload Calculation 