The reading assignments refer to the course textbook:

Orlando, T. P., and K. A. Delin. *Foundations of Applied Superconductivity*. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1991. ISBN: 0201183234.

Please look at the Errata for Foundations of Applied Superconductivity (PDF)

Related readings can be found in the related resources section.

LEC # | TOPICS | READINGS |
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1 | Survey of Superconductivity | Chapter 1 |

2 | Perfect Conductivity | Sections 2.1-2.3 |

3 | Magnetoquasistatics | Section 2.4 |

4 | London’s Equations | Sections 2.5-2.6 |

5 | Classical Model of a Superconductor | Sections 3.1-3.4 |

6 | Electromagnetic Power | Section 3.5 |

7 | Transmission Lines | Sections 4.2, 4.4 |

8 | Perfect Diamagnetism | Section 4.5 |

9 | Macroscopic Quantum Model | Sections 5.1-5.4 |

10 | Supercurrent Equation | Section 5.5 |

11 | Basic Josephson Junctions | Sections 8.1-8.2 |

12 | SQUIDs | Sections 8.3-8.4 |

13 | Generalized Josephson Junctions | Sections 9.1-9.2 |

14 | Josephson Circuits and Devices I | Sections 9.3-9.6 |

15 | Superconducting Digital Circuits | |

16 | Type II Superconductors and Thermo | Sections 6.3-6.4 |

17 | Critical Fieds, Flux Flow, Pinning | Sections 6.5 and 7.1-7.5 |

18 | Ginzburg-Landau Theory | Sections 10.1-10.3 |

19 | Microscopic Interactions and Cooper Problem | |

20 | BCS I | |

21 | BCS II | |

22 | Quantum Circuits I | |

23 | Quantum Circuits II | |

24 | Quantum Tunneling Devices and Detectors | |

25 | Quantum Tunneling Devices and Detectors (cont.) | |

26 | Class Presentations |