Scientists have invented a material so dark it absorbs 99.6% of visible light, making it impossible to discern shapes that are formed from it.
This astonishing new material was launched at the Farnborough International Air Show.
Vantablack has the potential to revolutionize the defense and space industries, as it can be used to achieve new levels of range and sensitivity performance in electro-optical imaging and target acquisition systems.
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.
To know more about a breakthrough in materials join the conference: International Conference on Materials Physics and Materials Science
August 27-29, 2018, London, UK.