ITP Lecture Archive

Superconductivity – HS 2014

Dr. R. Chitra

Wednesday, 08:45-10:30, HIT F 31.1

This course provides an introduction to superconductivity, covering both experimental as well as theoretical aspects.
After a historical overview and a presentation of the basic phenomena we will discuss Ginzburg Landau theory, BSC theory, Josephson effects, and end with a short introduction to unconventional (including high-Tc) superconductivity.

Lecture materials

Slides and Notes
Special lectures and events


Sarah Etter

Wednesday, 10:45-11:30, HIT F 31.1

The exercise class is an integral part of the course where we cover additional examples and look at certain aspects of the lecture in more detail. We do both analytical and numerical calculations. We may also discuss some papers.

The exercise sheets will be available online or distributed in class on demand. You have one week to work on them on your own, then they are discussed during the exercise class at the "discussion date". There will be no solutions handed out.

All students are invited to make additional suggestions for the exercise class.

As there are no sample solutions online, this overview gives some literature references for the exercises, if applicable and possible:
Exercise Sheet Overview

Exercise sheets and discussion dates

Exercise 1 24.09.2014
Exercise 2 01.10.2014
Exercise 3 08.10.2014
Exercise 4 15.10.2014
Exercise 5 22.&29.10.2014
Exercise 6 05.11.2014
Exercise 7 12.11.2014
Exercise 8 19.11.2014
Lab visit 26.11.2014
Exercise 9 03.12.2014
Exercise 10 10.12.2014
Codes for exercise 5