Last updated: July 13, 2020
Vantablack was the famed as blackest material until this anonymous material did not invent. Vantablack can absorb 99.96% of visible light. However, this anonymous material can swallow 99.995% of visible light. This is a super black material on the earth.
Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) Technology
This material can absorb 99.995% of light shining on it, darker than Vantablack. This Unnamed super black material is made of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (CNT).
It can reflect 10 times lesser light than other super black material including Vantablack. Actually, like many other inventions this super-black material invented by accident. The researchers from the Jiao Tong University, China were seeking to develop a CNT on conductive material such as aluminium. In this experiment, they noticed the black of the material on specially treated aluminium foil.
“Before testing, I remember recognizing its black colour. After that, it looks even darker. Therefore, I think it is advisable to measure the optical reflection of the sample, ”said mechanical engineer Kehang Cui from Jiao Tong University, China.
Despite the invention of the planet’s darkest material, Scientists have nevertheless to clarify. This black material will be on display at an art exhibition “The Redemption of Vanity” in London.
Experiment by Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) artist-in-residence Diemut Strebe worked with scientists and coated a 16.78-carat yellow diamond with this super-black material. Because of the extraordinary quality of this CNT, it makes the lightless void like a black-hole.
It is very obvious that in future we can use this material where we need to remove the light such as in optical devices. In the Space telescope, we could use it for space exploring in a much better way.
The research has also published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. The details by the scientists are also public for everyone.
Previously, BMW came with the Vantablack car X6 SUV, and literally it is very difficult also for LiDAT to catch it. Now, Vantablack paints are also available in the market in the can.