Schedule: 10.09.2019 - 18.12.2019
Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
I, II, III, IV, V Autumn & Spring (2018-2019, 2019-2020)
The course consists of three (self-consistent) sections:
Theory of Superconductivity: III-IV (Spring) 2019, Vladimir Eltsov
Nanoelectronics: I-II (Autumn) 2019, Gheorghe-Sorin Paraoanu
Low Temperature Physics: III-IV (Spring 2020), Pertti Hakonen
Extent: 5-6 cr per section
Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
After the course, the students will be prepared for the present-day research in condensed matter physics and, in particular, in quantum engineering and nanotechnology. The participants will develop abilities to follow/understand ongoing research (in the form of papers, presentations, seminars) as well as develop skills needed to start research in the field of the low-temperature physics.
Theory of Superconductivity: The students will get a basic understanding of the fascinating phenomenon of superconductivity and will learn how the features of superconducting materials are used in creation of various quantum devices; will be able to calculate properties of simple superconducting structures; will get an idea about very modern developments in this area of physics, like topological materials.
Nanoelectronics: The students will master advanced techniques for modeling electrical and thermal transport processes in nanoelectronics. They will acquire a solid background on the operation of nanoelectronic devices such as single-electron transistors, Cooper pair pumps, SQUIDs, SINIS coolers, nanomechanical oscillators, parametric amplifiers.
Low Temperature Physics: The students will learn how to construct a successful experiment using low-temperature techniques.
Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Theory of Superconductivity: The Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer theory of superconductivity; normal-superconducting interfaces; Josephson and tunneling phenomena, weak links; superconducting nanostructures; introduction to unconventional and topological superconductivity.
Nanoelectronics: review of key results in quantum physics and solid-state physics, semiclassical transport (Boltzmann equation), scattering theory (Landauer-Buttiker formalism), tunneling and Coulomb blockade, SIS and NIS junctions, superconducting qubits, graphene, noise and correlations, input-output theory, nanomechanical systems, quantum amplifiers, advanced quantum materials for nanoelectronics.
Low Temperature Physics: Behavior of matter at low temperatures; modern refrigerators and submilliKelvin apparata; ultrasensitive measurement techniques.
Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Homework and written final exam after each part.
Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
(per each part)
Contact teaching: 24 hrs (2 hrs/week)
In-class exercises: 24 hrs (2 hrs/week)
Independent work: 75-90 hrs
Exam: 3 h
Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Lecture notes and other course material will be listed on MyCourses.
Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
This course will replace the course Tfy-3.4801
Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
quantum physics and solid-state physics, e.g. PHYS-E0414, PHYS-E0421
Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Registration via WebOodi.
Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Contact the lecturers.