Very black is the new black

Image credit – R. Capanna, A. Berlato, and A. PinatoSeveral years ago, a company created a version of black that they called the blackest black ever. It was known as Vantablack and apparently it boasted the ability to absorb 99.965% of light. If you thought that was crazy, it turns out that scientists at MIT might have accidentally created a new version that’s even blacker.The scientists were originally experimenting with ways to grow carbon nanotubes on chlorine-etched aluminum foil to help boost their electrical and thermal properties. However, it seems that in the process of doing so, they ended up creating a material that was so black that they found it could absorb 99.995% of light, making it even blacker than Vantablack.To show off their discovery, they have taken a 16.78-carat natural yellow diamond and coated it with the material. It is currently being showcased at an art exhibit titled “The Redemption of Vanity” at the New York Stock Exchange where instead of it being bright

Very black is the new black

Engineers get dark with carbon nanotubes.

12 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

Engineers develop 'blackest black' material to date

With apologies to "Spinal Tap," it appears that black can, indeed, get more black.

Thu 12 Sep 19 from Phys.org

MIT unveils new 'blackest black' material and makes a diamond disappear - CNET

MIT joins a fascinating field that already includes Vantablack.

Sat 14 Sep 19 from CNET

Move Over Vantablack, MIT Scientists Might Have Created An Even Blacker Black

Image credit – R. Capanna, A. Berlato, and A. PinatoSeveral years ago, a company created a version of black that they called the blackest black ever. It was known as Vantablack and apparently ...

Fri 13 Sep 19 from Ubergizmo

There's a New Blackest Material Ever, and It's Eating a Diamond As We Speak

It's so black, it turns diamonds into "black holes."

Fri 13 Sep 19 from Livescience

MIT scientists accidentally create the blackest material ever

Good news for goths -- black somehow just got even blacker. MIT engineers have cooked up a material that's 10 times blacker than anything else previously reported. Capturing more ...

Fri 13 Sep 19 from Engadget

Researchers produce blackest black material to date

Material engineers at MIT have produced the blackest black material to date, 10 times blacker than previous record-black materials.

Fri 13 Sep 19 from UPI

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