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Low temperature physics and superconductivity

Code: 45879
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: izv. prof. dr. sc. Emil Tafra - Lectures
English level:


All teaching activities will be held in Croatian. However, foreign students in mixed groups will have the opportunity to attend additional office hours with the lecturer and teaching assistants in English to help master the course materials. Additionally, the lecturer will refer foreign students to the corresponding literature in English, as well as give them the possibility of taking the associated exams in English.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Exercises 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
COURSE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Introduction to basic techniques of obtaining low temperatures, the unique properties of helium (superfluidity) and basic characteristics and possible applications of superconductivity.

1. Obtaining low temperatures (principles of liquefaction, liquid nitrogen and helium).
2. Working with cryogenic liquids (cryostats, heat losses).
3. Methods of measurement of low temperatures.
4. The properties of He4 and He3 (superfluidity).
5. The methods of obtaining temperatures below 1 K (He3 cryostat, He3 - He43 dilution cryostat).
6. Superconductivity (basic properties: the ideal conductivity, Meissner effect).
7. Characteristics of low temperature and high-temperature superconductors.
8. London's theory, thermodynamic properties.
9. Basics of Ginzburg-Landau and Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer model.
10. Macroscopic and microscopic application of classical and high-temperature superconductivity (science, industry, medicine, electrical engineering, transport).
  1. D. Tilley, J. Tilley: Superfluidity and Superconductivity
  2. M. Cyrot, D. Pavuna: Introduction to Superconductivity and High Tc Materials
Prerequisit for:
Enrollment :
Passed : Fundamentals of solid state physics
9. semester
Izborni fizički predmet 3 - Mandatory studij - Mathematics and Physics Education

10. semester
Izborni fizički predmet 3 - Mandatory studij - Mathematics and Physics Education
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