The properties of novel materials can also be explained by considering their behaviour in the 3+1 spatio- energetic dimensions and how cooling affects this as well as considering the difference in behaviour of matter and sub atomic particles according to the Prime Quaternion model. Although this is currently speculative explanation.
I am quite surprised that the current mathematics of black holes has had so much "success." But I think it is a red herring. Many different explanations can be given for why something appears or seems to behave as it does but that does not mean that every explanation must be correct. To my knowledge only one model is able to answer all of the foundational questions of physics and that model would seem, to my mind, the best avenue to explore in relation to the science of novel materials