Introduction to The Theory of Superconductivity (PDF 82P)

This note covers the following topics:
introduction, superconducting transition, the london model, meissner effect,
phase coherence , magnetic flux quantization , coherence length and the energy
gap , critical currents and magnetic fields , condensation energy, critical
currents , quantized vortices, basic concepts, vortices in the london model ,
critical fields in typeii superconductors , the bcs theory, landau fermiliquid ,
the cooper problem , the bcs model , the bogoliubovde gennes equations , the
selfconsistency equation , observables , energy spectrum and coherence factors,
density of states , the energy gap, current , andreev reflection, weak links,
josephson effect , dc and ac josephson effects, superconducting quantum
interference devices , dynamics of josephson junctions, , resistively shunted
josephson junction , the role of capacitance, thermal fluctuations, shapiro
steps , coulomb blockade in normal double junctions, orthodox description of the
coulomb blockade, low temperature limit , conductance in the high temperature
limit, quantum phenomena in josephson junctions, quantization, quantum
conditions, charge operator , the hamiltonian , macroscopic quantum tunnelling,
effects of dissipation on mqt, band structure , blochs theorem , blochs theorem
in josephson devices , large coulomb energy freephase limit, low coulomb energy
tight binding limit , coulomb blockade, equation of motion , bloch oscillations
and the coulomb blockade in josephson, junctions , effect of dissipation, parity
effects

**Author(s):** N. B. Kopnin,
Helsinki University of Technology

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