Picture - Vantablack Is The New Black.... Surrey United Kingdom, Monday 14th July 2014

VantaBlack Is The New Black. . . A UK company have developed a 'super black' material. Vantablack is reportedly the darkest material ever made. Surrey NanoSystems' Vantablack is able to be applied to light-weight, temperature-sensitive structures such as aluminium whilst absorbing 99.96% of incident radiation, believed to be the highest-ever recorded. To be launched at the Farnborough International Airshow this week the new hue is said to enable astronomical cameras, telescopes and infrared scanning systems to function more effectively - but a dress would be too costly. Vantablack is manufactured using Surrey NanoSystems' NanoGrowth -Catalyst systems at the company's state of the art R&D centre in East Sussex, UK. It is the result of Surrey NanoSystems' patented low-temperature carbon nanotube growth process to the UK Technology Strategy Board's 'Space for Growth' programme, working alongside the National Physical Laboratory and Enersys' ABSL Space Products division. Vantablack has the highest thermal conductivity and lowest mass-volume of any material that can be used in high-emissivity applications. It has virtually undetectable levels of outgassing and particle fallout, thus eliminating a key source of contamination in sensitive imaging systems. It withstands launch shock, staging and long-term vibration, and is suitable for coating internal components, such as apertures, baffles, cold shields and Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) -type optical sensors. The manufacture of `super-black`carbon nanotube-based materials has traditionally required high temperatures, preventing their direct application to sensitive electronics or materials with relatively low melting points. This, along with poor adhesion, prevented their application to critical space and air-borne instrumentation. The two year development and test programme was completed in December 2013, during which period Surrey NanoSystems successfully transferred its low-temperature man - Surrey, United Kingdom - Monday 14th July 2014

Vantablack Is The New and Black
Vantablack Is The New and Black

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