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SK2905 Superconductivity and other Quantum Liquids 7.5 credits

Course memo Autumn 2023-51086

Version 1 – 10/20/2023, 4:36:14 PM

Course offering

Autumn 2023-51086 (Start date 30 Oct 2023, English)

Language Of Instruction

English

Offered By

SCI/Applied undergraduate Physics

Course memo Autumn 2023

Course presentation

Headings denoted with an asterisk ( * ) is retrieved from the course syllabus version Autumn 2022

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Physical properties of superconductors, London theory, vortices in type-II superconductors, vortex dynamics, Bean's model, Josephson transitions, quantum interference, SQUID, Ginzburg-Landau theory, BCS theory, applications of superconductivity, introduction to other types of quantum fluids (superfluid helium and Bose.Einstein condensate).

Intended learning outcomes

After finished course the student should be able to:

  • apply basic theory and concepts of superconductivity
  • analyze and evaluate superconducting applications
  • apply basic concepts for other quantum fluids

Preparations before course start

Literature

M. Andersson, “Introduction to applied superconductivity”, KTH (can be downloaded from Canvas).

Other material made available through Canvas.

Examination and completion

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination

  • IMU1 - Hand-in-problems with final oral exam, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The section below is not retrieved from the course syllabus:

IMU1 - Hand-in-problems with final oral exam, 4.5 credits

This part of the examination contains three parts that are examined continuously during the course.

  1. individual quizzes in Canvas
  2. individual hand-in problems
  3. group hand-in problems

 To be eligible to take the final oral exam, you must have passed all three of these examinations. Your achievements on these exams may limit the maximum grade you can get on the final oral exam.

PRO1 - Project, 3.0 credits

This examination consists of two parts:

Project A – Group project to evaluate a superconducting application

Project B – Individual project to study a specific subject within the field

Each project is examined through a short written report (2-3 pages).

Final grading

Final grade based on grading of different parts of the course.

IMU1 grade

PRO1 grade

Final grade

 

IMU1 grade

PRO1 grade

Final grade

 

IMU1 grade

PRO1 grade

Final grade

A

A,B

A

 

B

D,E

C

 

D

B,C

C

A

C,D

B

 

C

A,B

B

 

D

D,E

D

A

E

C

 

C

C,D

C

 

E

A

C

B

A

A

 

C

E

D

 

E

B,C

D

B

B,C

B

 

D

A

B

 

E

D,E

E

 

Grading criteria/assessment criteria

Detailed grading criteria can be found in Canvas.

Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

The oral exam can be retaken once, but this must occur within a 4 month period after the scheduled date for the oral exam. Other parts of the examination can not be retaken if a pass grade (A-E) has been given. 

Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

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Round Facts

Start date

30 Oct 2023

Course offering

  • Autumn 2023-51086

Language Of Instruction

English

Offered By

SCI/Applied undergraduate Physics

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