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One of the most important goals of condensed matter physics is materials by design, i.e. the ability to reliably predict and design materials with a set of desired properties. A striking example is the deterministic enhancement of the superconducting properties of materials. Recent experiments have demonstrated that the metamaterial approach is capable of achieving this goal, such as tripling the critical temperature T-C in Al-Al2O3 epsilon near zero (ENZ) core-shell metamaterial superconductors. Here, we demonstrate that an Al/Al2O3 hyperbolic metamaterial geometry is capable of a similar T-C enhancement, while having superior transport and magnetic properties compared to the core-shell metamaterial superconductors.
Smolyaninova, Vera N.; Jensen, Christopher; Zimmerman, William; Prestigiacomo, Joseph C.; Osofsky, Michael S.; Kim, Heungsoo; Bassim, Nabil; Xing, Zhen; Qazilbash, Mumtaz M.; and Smolyaninov, Igor I., Enhanced superconductivity in aluminum-based hyperbolic metamaterials (2016).