Course

P468 Magnetism and Superconductivity

Course No: 
P468
Credit: 
8
Prerequisites: 
P306 (Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics)
Approval: 
UG-Elective
Syllabus: 

(42 Lectures + 14 Tutorial)1.      The phenomenon of Superconductivity: historical perspective, characteristics, occurrence2.      London Equations, Thermodynamics3.      Ginzburg Landau Theory, Abrikosov Vortices4.      Josephson Effect5.      Cooper instability, BCS wave function, gap equation, thermodynamics and magnetic response, Nambu-Gorkov formalism, idea of BCS-BEC crossover.6.      Conventional and non-conventional superconductors7.      Diamagnetism paramagnetism Ferromagnetism characteristics, Occurrence8.      Orbital magnetism, de Haas van Alfen effect, Meissner Effect in superconductor9.      Heisenberg Model: ground state, spin waves Hubbard Model and itinerant exchange

Reference Books: 
  1. Theoryof Superconductivityby J. R. Schrieffer
  2. Superconductivity of Metals and Alloys by P. G. De Gennes
  3. Introduction to Superconductivity by M. Tinkham
  4. QuantumTheoryof Magnetismby R.M.White
  5. The theory of Magnetismby D. C. Mattis
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