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Back in (blacker) black: World’s blackest material Vantablack goes extra goth with new version that absorbs even more light

By April Gocha / March 15, 2016

The world’s blackest material, Vantablack, just got blacker. U.K. company Surrey NanoSystems developed the carbon nanotube material a few years ago, but the company now says it has recently improved the material to absorb so much light that it cannot be measured with a spectrometer.

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Scared of the dark? Nanotechnology adds color to the blackest blacks

By April Gocha / October 29, 2015

Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia are developing their own über black material, although this one’s not competing for a superlative achievement—their gold nanomaterial can reflect any color of choice with a simple addition of dye.

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