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Metamaterial Superconductors

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

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Towson University

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Major Goals The goal is to apply metamaterial approaches of effective dielectric response function engineering to niobium titanium nitride NbTiN and magnesium diboride MgB2 for improvement of their superconducting properties. Unlike traditional searches for higher Tc superconductors among natural materials, which exhibit larger electron-electron interactions by virtue of chance, we suggest to engineer the electron pairing interaction using the unique assortment of tools, which have been very recently developed in the field of artificial electromagnetic metamaterials. Considerable enhancement of attractive electron-electron interaction may be expected hyperbolic metamaterials multilayered superconductordielectric heterostructures. Such NbTiN and MgB2 need to be fabricated and their dielectric function and superconducting properties need to be tested and correlated.

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  • Electricity and Magnetism

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[A, Approved For Public Release]