In condensed matter, most theories were developed to understand experimental results that could not be understood using classical physics or the contemporaneous theory. One can think for example of black body radiation, photoelectric effects or superconductivity. But aside from its explanatory power, has condensed matter theories ever predicted a new phenomena? What are some good examples?
If you look at the edits to this question, it was originally about predictions by many-body field theory (low energy) but I decided instead to convert it into a condensed matter one as I got no reactions, however any examples in this domain are also welcome.