Surrey NanoSystems is famous for creating Vantablack, a material so black that it absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of visible light. That’s a lot. Things basically disappear when coated with the Vantablack carbon nanotubes. And yet, they’ve somehow made the material even blacker. Yes, the blackest black material has become even blacker.
This is a new development of the Vantablack process (just out of the reactor). It’s resulted in a coating so black that our spectrometers can’t measure it! Even running a high power laser pointer across it bearly reflects anything back to the viewer.We have never before made a material so ‘black’ that it can’t be picked up on our spectrometers in the infrared.
Here’s some more videos of Vantablack to illustrate just how black it is: