V. M. Fomin, O. V. Dobrovolskiy
Appl. Phys. Lett. 120, 090501 (2022)
In recent years, superconductivity and vortex matter in curved 3D nanoarchitectures have turned into a vibrant research avenue because of the rich physics of the emerging geometry- and topology-induced phenomena and their prospects for applications in (electro)magnetic field sensing and information technology. While this research domain is still in its infancy, numerous theoretical predictions await their experimental examination. In this Perspective, after a brief introduction to the topical area, we outline experimental techniques capable of fabrication of curved 3D nanostructures and review selected own results on the intertwined dynamics of Meissner currents, Abrikosov vortices, and slips of the phase of the superconducting order parameter therein. We share our vision regarding prospect directions and current challenges in this research domain, arguing that curved 3D nanoarchitectures open up a direction in superconductors' research and possess great potential for magnetic field sensing, bolometry, and fluxonic devices.
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