Physics

**PHY ****640: ****Superconductivity and Quantum Liquids **

Physical properties of superconductors, London theory, vortices in type-II superconductors, vortex dynamics, Beanâ€™s model, Josephson transitions, quantum interference, SQUID, Ginzburg-Landau theory, BCS theory, applications of superconductivity, introduction to different types of quantum fluids (superfluid helium and Bose-Einstein condensate).

*References*:

- Superfluidity and superconductivity by
*D.R. Tilley*, CRC Press; 1st edition,*1990.* - Superconductivity, Superfluids and Condensates by
*James F. Annett,*OUP Oxford; Illustrated edition,*2004* - Introduction to superconductivity by
*Michael Tinkham, Dover publication, 2004*.

*Prerequisites:*

- Condensed matter physics, Thermal Physics, Statistical mechanics, Quantum Physics, Mathematical Physics

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