Wednesday, May 23, 2012

First lecture at IQC

The first lecture on nanowire theory at IQC went unexpectedly well today!

The title of the course is rather long: "Superconducting and Semiconducting nanowires and Low Energy Physics." This is a module out of 10 modules for a quantum information theory course accessible to graduate students of physics, computer science, and electrical engineering.  The list of other modules are here.

In the first lecture, I discussed two-fluid model, London equations, and Boltzmann equation and using them I derived coherence length and the magnetic penetration depth with and without non-locality effect, and in pure and dirty bulk superconductors. Most of the derivations were made by myself in a radically simple way with (or perhaps without) minimal confusions for students.

I am looking forward to the second lecture, which should be a lot of fun!

Lecture note 1.pdf

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