[ TPMWTVOSLTT ] VL Superconductivity and low temperature physics

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year Physics Johannes David Pedarnig 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Technical Physics 2020W
Objectives The objectives of this lecture on Superconductivity and Low-temperature Physics are: (1) introduction to the field of cryogenics, i.e. how to achieve low and ultralow temperatures by different physical methods; (2) introduction to superconductivity, a phenomenon which is observed with many different materials at low temperature; (3) introduction to superconducting materials and their technical applications.
Subject The contents of this lecture includes these topics:

  1. Motivation and relevance
  2. Cryogenics: Methods for the cooling to low and ultralow temperature
  3. Introduction to superconductivity and phenomenology
  4. Macroscopic models (London, Ginzburg-Landau)
  5. Microscopic theory of superconductivity in low-Tc materials
  6. Magnetic properties and tunneling effects in superconductors
  7. Structure and properties of high-Tc superconductors
  8. Preparation of high-Tc superconductors (ceramics, thin films)
  9. Applications
  10. New trends: superconducting nano-materials, electronics, …
Criteria for evaluation Oral examination
Methods Lecture
Language German or English
Study material Lecture notes will be distributed for each lecture unit.

Christian Enss, Siegfried Hunklinger: Tieftemperaturphysik. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 2000, ISBN 3540676740
H. Rogalla, P.H. Kes (Eds.): “100 Years of Superconductivity”, CRC Press, 2012
W. Buckel: “Supraleitung”, Wiley-VCH 2004

Changing subject? No
Further information This lecture will be held in English or German.
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment