Scientists Create A “New Black,” The Darkest Material Ever Made
Vantablack is the new black.
British scientists have created a "new black" so dark it absorbs all but 0.035% of visual light.
Scientists have grown Vantablack on sheets of aluminum foil.
Vantablack is created using carbon nanotubes which are arranged so light can't escape.
Arranging the carbon nanotubes vertically makes sure the light cannot escape the layer and is almost completely absorbed.
The material will be launched at the Farnborough International Air Show this week.
Jensen said the company was scaling up production to meet the requirements of its first customers in the defence and space sectors.
Vantablack is expected to be used in telescopes and apparatus used to capture images of space.