The world’s blackest material, Vantablack, is now available in spray paint form, expanding its capabilities beyond the space and defense industries into the imagination of the commercial sector to turn 3D objects into non-reflective 2D “black holes.”
The spray on version, Vantablack S-VIS will be easier to apply than the original and can be used on larger, more complex objects made up of a wider variety of materials.
Vantablack, which is made from carbon nanotubes, was created two years ago by UK company Surrey NanoSystems and traps 99.965 percent of incoming light – making three dimensional objects appear two dimensional.
The spray on version captures 99.8 percent of ultraviolet, visible and infrared light and is 17 times less reflective than the super-black paint used in the Hubble telescope, according to Surrey Nanosystems.
-More at RT