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Scientists discover material made of carbon nanotubes that is 10 times blacker

Scientists discover material made of carbon nanotubes that is 10 times blacker
The Siliconreview
20 September, 2019

A group of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has discovered the world’s blackest material to date, which is 10 times blacker than anything that has previously been reported. The material is formed by the high-pressure fission and aligned carbon nanotubes also called CNT’s. It also consists of microscopic filaments of carbon atoms.

The researchers have also reported that this material can be used as instant optical binders to reduce the unwanted glare; it also can be used in telescopes to spot the orbiting exoplanet and in microscopes to view the internal structure of an organism in a reduced beam of light and also to focus on the object with minimum diaphragm light.

Scientists are now trying to figure out the exact 3D image of the material, to find out the bond linkage and the atomic mass of the material. The stoichiometric analysis of the material is done to know the exact composition of the material. The researchers are also trying to remove the oxide layers which are present on the newly found material to check its stability at different temperature. Other factors such as optical resolution, reflectance, mass, and physical properties are also being tested.

This discovery will pave new ways in the field of nanotechnology and medicine. It will help the researchers to develop new instruments and optical apparatus which can be used in the field of astrophysics, medicine, and biotechnology.