This is a pretty cool concept – carbon nanotubes that suck the light into an object so that it can’t escape creating the closest thing to “absolute” black.

I wonder if you could wear it like an invisibility cloak? Maybe you’d get too hot. Maybe an invisibility cloak for spaceships?

What do you think would be the best use for vantablack?

4 thoughts on “Vantablack

  1. I wonder if there is a functional difference between simply lack of light shining on an object, and vantablack which actively absorbs light… I’m thinking that it might be easy to hide items with nefarious purposes in dark areas that *may* have light shown on them, if the item never reflects light. I’m not sure how I would use it on earth, though… I think a starship covered in vantablack would simply be a completely black void. I’m sure it would still show up on radar and other forms of detection.

    Invisibility cloaks for starships, on the other hand… in a couple hundred years, we earthlings will sign a treaty vowing to never use such things 😉 We will leave cloaks to the Klingons and Romulans 😛

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  2. Could I have a LITTLE BLACK DRESS made of this substance, do you think? Then if I don’t enjoy the obligatory party, I can retire to a dark corner with a bowl of crisps and munch away reading a good book…

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