13028 - Principles of Superconductivity Modulübersicht

Module Number: 13028
Module Title:Principles of Superconductivity
  Grundlagen der Supraleitung
Department: Faculty 1 - Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Responsible Staff Member:
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Seibold, Götz
Language of Teaching / Examination:English
Duration:1 semester
Frequency of Offer: Each summer semester odd year
Credits: 8
Learning Outcome:After successfully completing the module, students have acquired basic knowledge in the physics of superconductivity with regard to theoretical and phenomenological aspects. They understand the connection between basic and applied science and know methods of attaining new perceptions. Additionally the module supports presentation skills and further competences as accurateness, endurance and curiosity.
  • Experimental and theoretical foundations of superconductivity, phenomenological description: London and Ginzburg-Landau theories, Superconductors in a magnetic field, Josephson effects.
  • Microscopic description: pairing mechanism, Cooper problem, BCS theory, tunneling effects.
  • New developments: high Tc superconductivity.
Recommended Prerequisites:Knowledge of solid state physics and theoretical physics at bachelor level.
Mandatory Prerequisites:None
Forms of Teaching and Proportion:
  • Lecture / 4 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Exercise / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Self organised studies / 150 Hours
Teaching Materials and Literature:
  • W. Buckel, R. Kleiner: Superconductivity: Fundamentals and Applications
  • M. Thinkam, Introduction to Superconductivity, Krieger Publishing
  • D. Gennes, Superconductivity of Metals and Alloys, Addison Wesley
  • J. R. Shrieffer, Theory of Superconductivity, Addison Wesley
Module Examination:Prerequisite + Final Module Examination (MAP)
Assessment Mode for Module Examination:Prerequisite:
  • Successful completion of exercise assignments (75% must be reached)
Final module examination:
  • Oral examination, 30-45 min.
Evaluation of Module Examination:Performance Verification – graded
Limited Number of Participants:None
Part of the Study Programme:
  • Master (research-oriented) / Physics / PO 2021
  • Study programme Physics M.Sc.: Compulsory elective module in the complexes „Physical Specialization with Theoretical Focus“ and „Physical Specialization with Experimental Focus“, topic area „Condensed Matter Physics“
Self organised studies are composed of:
  • working over of lecture
  • working out of exercises
Module Components:
  • Lecture: Principles of Superconductivity
  • Accompanying exercises: Principles of Superconductivity
  • Related examination
Components to be offered in the Current Semester: