Photo: A Blacker Black: Darkest Known Material Created



Three objects photographed using a flash show the blackness of a new material (center) said to be the darkest yet developed.

The object at the far left is a "black standard" used by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. The object on the far right is a piece of glassy carbon.

Photograph courtesy Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


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