Vantablack, the Darkest Substance Ever Made


This is not photoshopped…

The photo above shows two identical sculptures, one of which is painted with Vantablack, a carbon-fiber coating from surrey nanosystems. It is the darkest substance known to man, absorbing more than 99.96% of incident light; so dark that details disappear and laser light is not reflected.  The original version could only by applied by vapor disposition, but it can now also be sprayed onto a surface.  Find out more about its amazing properties at “A Visual Guide to Vantablack” and at Surrey Nanosystems.

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