Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9101045221998Introduction to Superconductivity IIElective128
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
1Süperiletkenliğin mikroskopik teorisini kavrayabilme
2BCS teorini süperiletken parametrelerle ilişkilendirebilme
3Tünelleme ve süperiletken enerji aralığını kavrayabilme
4Kuantum girişimini kavrayabilme
5Akı kuantlaşmasını kavrayabilme
6Ac ve DC Josephson etkisini kavrayabilme
7SQUID’in temelini tanıyabilme
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The microscopic theory of superconductivity, Tunneling and the energy gap, Coherence of the electron-pair wave: Quantum interference, Weak links: Josephson tunneling, Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices (SQUID), Type II superconductivity
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1The Microscopic theory of superconductivity
2The Barden-Cooper-Schriffer theory (BCS Theory)
3The Barden-Cooper-Schriffer theory (BCS Theory)
4Tunneling and the energy gap
5Tunneling and the energy gap
6Coherence of the electron-pair wave: Quantum interference
7The Fluxoid
8Midterms
9Weak links: Josephson tunneling
10AC Josephson effect, Superconducting Weak-links
11Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices (SQUID)
12Type II superconductivity: The mixed state, Lower and upper critical fields
13Magnetization of type II superconductors
14Critical current of type II superconductors
15General Overview
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1. 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
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
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
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO2  35   4   
LO3  35   4   
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LO5  35   4   
LO6  35   4   
LO7  35   4   
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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