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Course unit
SCL1006644, A.A. 2017/18

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
SC1174, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SUPERCONDUCTING MATERIALS
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English

No lecturer assigned to this course unit

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines FIS/03 Material Physics 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Prerequisites: Solid State Physics
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to give students a general knowledge of the phenomenology of superconducting materials and its theories.
Examination methods: Oral
Assessment criteria: It will be evaluated the comprehension and learning of the treated arguments, concepts and proposed methodologies, together with the ability to apply them autonomously.
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.
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