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260118 VU Advanced solid state physics: superconductivity (2021S)

5.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 15 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 10.03. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital
Wednesday 17.03. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital
Wednesday 24.03. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital
Wednesday 14.04. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital
Wednesday 21.04. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital
Wednesday 28.04. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital
Wednesday 05.05. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital
Wednesday 12.05. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital
Wednesday 19.05. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital
Wednesday 26.05. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital
Wednesday 02.06. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital
Wednesday 09.06. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital
Wednesday 16.06. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital
Wednesday 23.06. 09:00 - 11:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Goal of this course is to present modern trends in the domain of superconductivity relying upon a selection of "classical" topics which introduce the listener to some this topical area from the very beginning.

The course is self-consistent. It is built upon the chapters "The first contact with superconductivity" over the "Ginzburg-Landau theory", "Vortex matter", "Josephson effects" to the "Microscopic theory of superconducitivity" and is accompanied by a complete, author-written "script" (in German).

The lectures will be accompanied by movies highlightling the present status of experimental local-probe techniques and capabilities of computer simulations.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment of different partial performances

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- Lectures are broadcasted online via Zoom
Meeting ID114-583-878
Password Meeting 854797

- Solution of excercises are demonstrated via Zoom screensharing

- Presentations are replaced by talks with a slideshow via Zoom

1. Lectures:
• Presence (online) in >80% classes (= 8 classes)
Missing of the 3rd lecture can be substituted
by 1 additional talk
2 additional exercise demonstrations

2. Exercises:
• Demonstration of 2 completed exercises via screen-sharing of own notes

3. Talks (mini-presentation):
• One 20-min talk on one of the suggested topics
Active discussion of other talks

Examination topics

Reading list

- V. V. Schmidt The Physics of Superconductors P. Müller and A. V. Ustinov (eds.) Springer 1997.

- M. Tinkham Introduction to Superconductivity R. E. Krieger Publishing Company 1980.

- P. G. de Gennes Superconductivity of Metals and Alloys Westview Press 1999.

Association in the course directory


Last modified: We 10.03.2021 10:29