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Multiband Material with a Quasi-1D Band as a Robust High-Temperature Superconductor

Physical Review Letters. 2020. Vol. 125. No. 21. P. 217003.
Teixeira Saraiva T., Cavalcanti P. J., Vagov A., Vasenko A., Perali A., Dell’Anna L., Shanenko A.

It is well known that superconductivity in quasi-one-dimensional (Q1D) materials is hindered by large fluctuations of the order parameter. They reduce the critical temperature and can even destroy the superconductivity altogether. Here it is demonstrated that the situation changes dramatically when a Q1D pair condensate is coupled to a higher-dimensional stable one, as in recently discovered multiband Q1D superconductors. The fluctuations are suppressed even by vanishingly small pair-exchange coupling between different band condensates and the superconductor is well described by the mean field theory. In this case the low dimensionality effects enhance the coherence of the system instead of suppressing it. As a result, the critical temperature of the multiband Q1D superconductor can increase by orders of magnitude when the system is tuned to the Lifshitz transition with the Fermi level close to the edge of the Q1D band.