SK2905 Superconductivity and other Quantum Liquids 7.5 credits

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Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

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

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Completed course S11146 Vector analysis and S11155 Theoretical physics.

Recommended prerequisites

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Literature

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • INL1 - Hand-in assignments, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 4.5 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.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

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Further information

Course web

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Offered by

SCI/Applied undergraduate Physics

Main field of study *

Engineering Physics

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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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.

Supplementary information

Replaces SK2759