Thursday, 17 January 2008

'Darkest ever' material created

This is pretty interesting news from the BBC , the 'Darkest ever' man made material has been created by scientists in the U.S.

The material was created from carbon nanotubes - sheets of carbon just one atom thick rolled up into cylinders.

Researchers say it is the closest thing yet to the ideal black material, which absorbs light perfectly at all angles and over all wavelengths.

The discovery is expected to have applications in the fields of electronics and solar energy.