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None More Black

Post #1716 • July 14, 2014, 12:36 PM

Surrey NanoSystems has used nanotubes to create the darkest material in existence.

A British company has produced a "strange, alien" material so black that it absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of visual light, setting a new world record. To stare at the "super black" coating made of carbon nanotubes – each 10,000 times thinner than a human hair – is an odd experience. It is so dark that the human eye cannot understand what it is seeing. Shapes and contours are lost, leaving nothing but an apparent abyss.

You want to know what it looks like, of course. It's rather dark.

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No mention of it being turned into paint yet, but here's hoping.

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