The darkest material was also made of the darkest material
Chemical engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed the darkest substance ever, much deeper than a record holder substance called “metabolic.” Keep in mind that something looks black because it absorbs most of the light falling on it. That is, the more light it absorbs, the darker it gets. In the past, the highest light-absorbing record was “catabolic”, which absorbed 99.96% of its light. It was developed by Carbon Nuclear Network, a British firm “Surface Nanotechnology”, which formed nanometer-shaped tubes (carbon nanotubes). The darkest material produced by MIT’s chemical engineers is even darker because it absorbs 99.995% of its light. Although manufactured with the help of carbon nanotubes, these tubes are not mesh-shaped, but they also have pillars of standing microscopes that are interconnected.
Interestingly, the team of experts who created this dark material was only busy trying to effectively attach carbon nanotubes to different levels of metal. At the same time, they also realized that when these carbon nanotubes were placed vertically (vertically) on a particular aluminum layer, the ink of such material began to increase.
After some further experiments, they were able to produce a substance that absorbs 99.995% of the light. No name is currently given, but details have been published in the latest issue of the research journal “ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces”.
It is currently in the early stages but is expected to produce high-performance solar panels or similar “ultra-dark” materials in the future…..