Superconductive Devices & Circuits-25242

Office Hours:         Sundays         9:30 – 10:20    

                             Tuesdays        9:30 – 10:20

Assistants:           To be announced

Course Sched.:    Saturdays  hh:mm – hh:mm   Room # Barghx

                              Mondays  hh:mm – hh:mm   Room # Bargh x

Textbook: T. Van Duzer & C. W. Turner, Principles of Superconductive Devices and Circuits, Prentice Hall 1999.

Suppl. Text.: 1) Terry P. Orlando, Kevin A. Delin, Foundations of Applied Superconductivity, Addison Wesley, 1990. 2)M. Cyrot and D. Pavuna, Introduction to Superconductivity and High-Tc Materials, World Scientific 1992. 3) A. C. Rose-Innes and E. H. Rhoderick, Introduction to Superconductivity, Pergamon Press 1988. 4) Charles Kittle, Introduction to Solid State Physics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1996. 5) M. Tinkham, Introduction to Superconductivity, 2nd Ed., McGraw-Hill 1996.

Course Outlines:

  1. Review of Superconductivity characteristic properties and principles of conductivity.
  2. Review of Parameters of superconductivity and flux quantization.
  3. Review of two fluid model (London model) and Principles of Ginsburg-Landau theory & their applications.
  4. Principles and results of BCS theory.
  5. Tunneling in normal-superconductor systems.
  6. Josephson tunnel junctions and ac & dc Josephson effects.
  7. Effects of magnetic field on Josephson junction characteristics.
  8. Principles of JJ flux flow based devices and its applications (oscillators).
  9. Superconductive Quantum Interference Devices (dc-SQUID and rf-SQUID magnetometers and gradiometers).
  10. Bolometric detectors and mixers.
  11. Noise in Superconductors.
  12. Principles of JJ Digital circuits and SC voltage state logic.
  13. Single-Flux-Quantum digital circuits.
  14. Rapid Single Flux Quantum (RSFQ) Logic.
  15. Memories in Josephson and Hybrid Technologies.

Grading:       HWs:                                 4%

(Tentative)     Quizzes:                           8%

                       Project/Seminar:           14%

                       Midterm:                         34%

                       Final Exam:                     40%