|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||FIS/03|
Prerequisites (for future units)
This class has the following aims:
The course presents the basic phenomenological and theoretical aspects to understand the properties of superconducting materials. The main objective is to provide the indispensable elements for interpreting the behavior of superconductors and their applications starting from the phenomenological theories of Ginzburg and Landau and from the microscopic theories (BCS).
Lectures (48h) on blackboard with power point slides projection where necessary. Visits to research laboratories and to local industries (Columbus Superconductors/ASG-Superconductors).
Lecture slides/notes will be available on aulaweb immediately after each Lecture.
Office hours: all days iupon e-mail arrangement
Usually lessons start end of September, early October
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The student agrees with the teacher to deepen a specific topic treated in class with the help of review articles selected by the teacher. The student prepares a presentation on the chosen topic to be presented at the blackboard exam or with powerpoint presentations.
The exam is oral and consists of the discussion of an agreed topic and two or more questions about the rest of the course.
The oral exam lasts about 30 minutes. It consists in the presentation on the blackboard or by powerpoint slides of the argument chosen by the student and by its subsequent discussion with the teachers. Furthermore, a fixed number of questions (normally two questions) on other topics of the main course should be answered by the student.
The proposed discussion let the teacher assess the student learning, his/her synthesis and critical skills and the achievement of the course training objectives. If these objectives have not been achieved, the student is invited to deepen his/her knowledge of the course topics with the help of more supporting materials and/or more explanations/suggestions by the teachers.