A dark matter, capable of absorbing 99.995% of light, was accidentally discovered by scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In 2014, Vantablack was invented and became the darkest type of matter ever created by humans. Constructed from a combination of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes, Vantablack was able to absorb 99.965% of the light.
When light photon particles come into contact with the carbon nanotube “forest”, instead of bouncing it out, they get stuck in it and reflect continuously inside the tubes. Eventually, the photon loses its energy and converts it to heat before dissolving permanently, so Vantablack can absorb up to 99.9% of the light, even high-intensity lasers are absorbed and left unattended. any feedback effect in the eye of the beholder. It makes every 3-dimensional object covered with Vantablack look like a 2-dimensional plane.
Vantablack has been overtaken by a new material.
This week, a team of MIT engineers (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) made a surprise announcement regarding the creation of a material that is more harmful than Vantablack. According to the report, this material is capable of absorbing up to 99.995% of light levels, a level higher than Vantablack’s 99.965%. More notably, the creation of a new kind of matter was completely accidental for MIT engineers.
In an effort to strengthen some properties of conductive materials, the MIT team removed the oxide layer from aluminum and began planting carbon nanotubes on the outside. Researcher Kehang Cui said:
” I realized this material looked very black right before I tried to stack carbon nanotubes on it. After being developed and superimposed on carbon nanotubes, it looked even darker. So I thought I should try measuring the optical reflection of this sample ! ”
That was also the time when the team discovered that they had created a new material with the highest peak ever.
The new material was invented by accident.
All scientific details about the material were published by MIT in the past week. In addition, they immediately collaborated with artisan Diemut Strebe to wrap an additional layer of diamonds worth $ 2 million on the outside of the sample. This combined work will become part of an art exhibition held at the New York Stock Exchange every Friday.
The MIT team also provides materials describing the properties and uses of the new material to anyone interested. This material can obviously have many applications for art and many other fields. First, astronomers will find it useful to use it to remove unwanted light from a telescope.
Without hiding his desires, researcher Kehang Cui hopes that what he discovered will forever retain the No. 1 position as the darkest material ever invented by humans.
According to Futurism