Readings

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The reading assignments refer to the course textbook:

Orlando, T. P., and K. A. Delin. Foundations of Applied Superconductivity. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1991. ISBN: 0201183234.

Please look at the Errata for Foundations of Applied Superconductivity (PDF)

Related readings can be found in the related resources section.


LEC # TOPICS READINGS
1 Survey of Superconductivity Chapter 1
2 Perfect Conductivity Sections 2.1-2.3
3 Magnetoquasistatics Section 2.4
4 London's Equations Sections 2.5-2.6
5 Classical Model of a Superconductor Sections 3.1-3.4
6 Electromagnetic Power Section 3.5
7 Transmission Lines Sections 4.2, 4.4
8 Perfect Diamagnetism Section 4.5
9 Macroscopic Quantum Model Sections 5.1-5.4
10 Supercurrent Equation Section 5.5
11 Basic Josephson Junctions Sections 8.1-8.2
12 SQUIDs Sections 8.3-8.4
13 Generalized Josephson Junctions Sections 9.1-9.2
14 Josephson Circuits and Devices I Sections 9.3-9.6
15 Superconducting Digital Circuits
16 Type II Superconductors and Thermo Sections 6.3-6.4
17 Critical Fieds, Flux Flow, Pinning Sections 6.5 and 7.1-7.5
18 Ginzburg-Landau Theory Sections 10.1-10.3
19 Microscopic Interactions and Cooper Problem
20 BCS I
21 BCS II
22 Quantum Circuits I
23 Quantum Circuits II
24 Quantum Tunneling Devices and Detectors
25 Quantum Tunneling Devices and Detectors (cont.)
26 Class Presentations