SUPERCONDUCTING MATERIALS

Second cycle degree in MATERIALS SCIENCE

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: VINCENZO PALMIERI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Solid State Physics
Examination methods: Oral
Course unit contents: PRINCIPLES OF SUPERCONDUCTIVITY: Electrical conduction in metals; Phenomenology on superconducting materials; Two-Fluid model; London Electrodynamics; Superconducting Electrodynamics in Fourier Space; Type-II Superconductors; Thermodynamics of Superconducting Transition; Bose condensation; Microscopic Theory of Superconductivity; The Superconducting State; Quasiparticles Excitations; The Hydrodynamic approach to superconductivity.

SUPERCONDUCTING MATERIALS: Superconductivity on transition metals and Matthias' empirical rules; B1 and A15 compounds; High TC and magnesium diboride; Superconductivity Radio Frequency

INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS OF SUPERCONDUCTIVITY: Superconducting magnets, bearings and motors; Radiofrequency Cavities; Particles detectors.