MSE-438 / 3 credits

Teacher: Moll Philip Johannes Walter

Language: English


Summary

Introduction to superconducting electronic applications and their material requirements, including the fundamental phenomenology of superconductors. Key applications and their material requirements: a) magnets; b) quantum metrology; c) quantum computation.

Content

Keywords

Superconductivity, quantum information technology, superconducting engineering and materials design, SQUID, high-field magnets

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

- Fundamentals of solid-state materials MSE-423

Important concepts to start the course

The students should be familiar with elementary electrodynamics, differential equations and quantum mechanical description of electrons in metals (band structure)

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Use superconductors in circuits
  • Define material requirements for an application
  • Distinguish different types of superconductors
  • Contrast metals and superconductors

Transversal skills

  • Collect data.
  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.

Teaching methods

We will have lectures and exercise classes, followed by guided experiments with a superconducting quantum interference device.

Expected student activities

Perform experiments on SQUID and write a report. Attend the lecture once a week.

Assessment methods

Written report of experiment and written exam

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Superconducting electronics: A materials perspective
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Superconducting electronics: A materials perspective
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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