Physics 421
Introduction to Superconductivity
Fall 2017
J. A. Sauls


Lectures and Notes

  • 9/19/2017: Lecture 1 - Overview, Discovery and Historical Background [PDF] [levitation demo]
  • 9/21/2017: Lecture 2 - Persistent Currents, Meissner Effect and Thermodynamics [PDF]
  • 9/26/2017: Lecture 3 - London's Theory of the Meissner Effect - part I [PDF]
  • 9/28/2017: Lecture 4 - London's Theory of the Meissner Effect - part II [PDF]
  • 10/3/2017: Lecture 5 - Gauge Invariance and the Macroscopic Quantum Theory of Superconductivity [PDF]
  • 10/5/2017: Lecture 6 - Applications of Superconductivity - RF Accelerators [to be posted]
  • 10/10/2017: Lecture 7 - Macroscopic Quantum Theory of Superconductivity - Ginzburg-Landau [PDF]