Diemut Strebe Very black is the new black

Cosmos Sep 15, 2019

Engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US, say they have created a material that is 10 times blacker than anything previously reported.

Made from vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) – microscopic filaments of carbon grown on a surface of chlorine-etched aluminium foil – it captures more than 99.96% percent of any incoming light.

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