Topic outline

  • Topic 1

    • INTRODUCTION
    • CHAPTER 1.  SOME BASIC FACTS
      • 1.1 The absence of electrical resistance
      • 1.2 Expelling the magnetic field from superconductors
      • 1.3 The destruction of superconductivity by a magnetic field
      • 1.4 Type of phase transition
  • Topic 2

    • CHAPTER 1. SOME BASIC FACTS
      • 1.5 Three types of superconductors
      • 1.6 Energy gap
      • 1.7 One-particle tunneling
  • Topic 3

    • CHAPTER 1. SOME BASIC FACTS
      • 1.8 Stationary and non-stationary Josephson effects
      • 1.9 Quantization of magnetic flux
      • 1.10 Isotopic effect
      • 1.11 Application of superconductors
  • Topic 4

    • CHAPTER 2. THEORIES OF SUPERCONDUCTIVITY
      • 2.1 Bardin-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) theory
        • 2.1.1 Main ideas and results
        • 2.1.2 Cooper effect. Cooper pairs
        • 2.1.3 Energy spectrum
  • Topic 5

    • CHAPTER 2. THEORIES OF SUPERCONDUCTIVITY
      • 2.2 Magnetic field inside superconductors
  • Topic 6

    • CHAPTER 2. THEORIES OF SUPERCONDUCTIVITY
      • 2.3. Equation of F. and G. London
        • 2.3.1 The Meissner effect
        • 2.3.2 Thin films in the longitudinal magnetic fields
      • 2.4. The Pippard equation
  • Topic 7

    • CHAPTER 2. THEORIES OF SUPERCONDUCTIVITY
      • 2.5. Ginzburg–Landau theory
        • 2.5.1 Basic equations
        • 2.5.2 Two characteristic lengths
        • 2.5.3 Problems with constant amplitude of the order parameter
          • 2.5.3.1 The critical current in a thin film
  • Topic 8

    • CHAPTER 2. THEORIES OF SUPERCONDUCTIVITY
      • 2.5. Ginzburg–Landau theory
        • 2.5.3 Problems with constant amplitude of the order parameter
          • 2.5.3.2 Little and Parks Effect
        • 2.5.4 Variation of amplitude of the order parameter in space
          • 2.5.4.1 Formation of germs of superconductivity in a sample
    • CHAPTER 3. MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF SUPERCONDUCTORS
      • 3.1. Type I superconductors. Intermediate state
  • Topic 9

    • CHAPTER 3. MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF SUPERCONDUCTORS
      • 3.1. Type I superconductors. Intermediate state
      • 3.2. The energy of the boundary between the phases
  • Topic 10

    • CHAPTER 3. MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF SUPERCONDUCTORS
      • 3.3. The magnetic properties of type II superconductors
        • 3.3.1. The properties of the isolated vortex filament
        • 3.3.2. Interaction of vortex filaments
  • Topic 11

    • CHAPTER 3. MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF SUPERCONDUCTORS
      • 3.3. The magnetic properties of type II superconductors
        • 3.3.3. The magnetization curve of type II superconductors
        • 3.3.4. Laminar structure
    • CHAPTER 4. CRITICAL CURRENTS IN SUPERCONDUCTORS
      • 4.1. Critical currents in type I superconductors
  • Topic 12

    • CHAPTER 4. CRITICAL CURRENTS IN SUPERCONDUCTORS
      • 4.2. Critical currents in type II superconductors
      • 4.3. Type III superconductors
    • CHAPTER 5. THE PHASE COHERENCE - JOSEPHSON EFFECTS
      • 5.1. Stationary and non-stationary Josephson effects
  • Topic 13

    • CHAPTER 5. THE PHASE COHERENCE - JOSEPHSON EFFECTS
      • 5.2. Interference of stationary superconducting currents
        • 5.2.1 Superconducting interferometer
        • 5.2.2 A superconducting ring with a weak link
      • 5.3. Interaction of alternating Josephson current with the external electromagnetic radiation - Shapiro's steps
  • Topic 14

    • CHAPTER 6. HIGH-TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTORS