A Brief Course on Superconductivity
Learn theories ranging from microscopy to BCS and Meissner effects of superconductivity through experiments with the Brief Course on Superconductivity by Swayam
Medium of instructions English
Mode of learning Self study
Mode of Delivery Video and Text Based
Developed by IIT Guwahati, a Brief Course on Superconductivity training lends an introductory perspective to superconductivity. Learners will explore concepts with the experimental methods used in the study. Set at an undergraduate/postgraduate level, this study is based on Physics. Moreover, students can refer to video lectures and study references given during the course.
Spread across four weeks, the Brief Course on Superconductivity certification syllabus breaks down theories and effects responsible for superconductivity. These include the BCS, Ginzburg Landau, and Landau’s Fermi liquid theories, along with the Josephson effect. Students will also learn Josephson junctions, DC SQUID, Tc ramifications, several experimental methods, unconventional superconductivity, and cuprates.
Professor Saurabh Basu from the Physics department at IIT Guwahati instructs the Brief Course on Superconductivity programme. This elective curriculum comes with a verifiable e-certificate. Candidates must register for the proctored test and submit all four assignments included in the study. Companies based around ceramic researches and material sciences widely recognise this curriculum and hence, actively recruit its learners.
- Ongoing course
- Rife with illustrated examples
- Elective training
- Undergraduate/Postgraduate-level curriculum
- Four-week programme
- Final proctored examination
- Free learning
- Online training
- NPTEL and IIT Guwahati’s e-verified certificate
- Payable certificates (e-verifiable)
- Physics-based study
- Elective curriculum
- Online learning
- Final proctored exam
- Undergraduate/postgraduate level training
- Video lectures
- Four-week programme
Course and certificate fees
Type of course
A Brief Course on Superconductivity by Swayam is free for learners to access. However, for certification, an Rs. 1,000 fee is required to appear for the test. Students can refer to the detailed fee structure given below:
A Brief Course on Superconductivity fee structure
Course materials + Certificate
certificate providing authority
Who it is for
A Brief Course on Superconductivity training is best-suited for B.Tech. students of Material Science, M.Sc. candidates pursuing Material Science or Physics, Solid-state Physics’ lecturers, and PhD aspirants.
Anyone interested in studying the Brief Course on Superconductivity certification course needs to understand physics and the concept of solid states.
Certification qualifying details
A Brief Course on Superconductivity certification is available if candidates secure a minimum of 10/25 in the assignments (25% average of the best three projects) and 30/75 in the final proctored test (after conversion to 75%).
What you will learn
By securing the Brief Course on Superconductivity certification, learners will be adept in:
- BCS theory
- Unconventional superconductivity
- Josephson effect and junctions
- Superconducting gap exploring experimental methods
- DC SQUID
- Ginzburg Landau theory
- Tc ramifications
- Superconductor types
- Landau Fermi Liquid theory
- Meissner effects
Step 1. Use the weblink: A brief course on Superconductivity - Course (nptel.ac.in) to preview the Brief Course on Superconductivity online course.
Step 2. Hit ‘Sign-in/Register’ to begin enrolment/logging in.
Step 3. Enter the necessary details mentioned on the login page. If not, use your Google/Facebook/Microsoft account to do so.
Step 4. Get your Swayam account activation code by pressing ‘send verification code’.
Step 5. Fill it in and click ‘create’ to start your learning ID.
Filling the form
Learners must provide their mail ID, a password and username to register for the Brief Course on Superconductivity. If not, they can also use their existing Swayam, Facebook, Google, or Microsoft account to log in.
Principles of Superconductivity, London equations, Penetration depth, Coherence Length
Type-I and Type-II, superconductors, linear response theory, BCS theory, Boundary value problems at high frequencies
Basics of Josephson junctions, SQUIDS, Application of SQUIDS, Quantum Logic circuit
Introduction to High-Tc superconductivity, Graphite superconductors, Fe-based superconductors
The Brief Course on Superconductivity by Swayam requires students to register for a proctored examination via the website portal, which opens only when registrations start. For this, students must regularly visit the portal and check the dates. Following online registration, they must carefully look for the centre and time assigned as candidates need to appear for this test in-person and make the examination fee payment online.
The exam will be held for three hours [9 AM-12 PM/2 PM-5 PM], where applicants can choose between two sessions - afternoon or morning.
How it helps
Learners will understand superconductivity and the principles that support this phenomenon, such as microscopic theories, transitional temperatures, phase transitions, and superconducting theories. Moreover, they will receive a Brief Course on Superconductivity certification along with their full name, photograph, detailed marking, and NPTEL and IIT Guwahati’s logos. These will significantly boost their recruitment possibilities in coveted companies involved in this domain.
The registration fee is priced at Rs. 1,000.
As a part of the Brief Course on Superconductivity certification syllabus, you must submit four assignments. The best three will be considered for the final certifying score.
No. You can only access these lectures online.
To pursue the Brief Course on Superconductivity programme, students must understand solid states and physics basics.
The course is an elective study of superconductivity.