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February 24th, 2012

NanoBlack coating could soon be used in space applications

Abstract:
Scientists researching the ‘darkest material known to man' are hoping a new manufacturing process will enable them to create more accurate space instruments.

The British companies developing the production method say it could make NanoBlack — a coating based on carbon nanotubes — more flexible and widely used, following a new research project match-funded by the government.

The carbon nanotube coating, which was demonstrated by NASA last year, absorbs more than 99 per cent of the visible, infrared and ultraviolet light that hits it, making it ideal for sensitive optical instruments on board satellites and other spacecraft.

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