[ TPMWTVOSLTT ] VL Superconductivity and low temperature physics

Es ist eine neuere Version 2023W dieser LV im Curriculum Bachelor's programme Technical Physics 2023W vorhanden.
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