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'Super black' material absorbs 99.96% of light

UK scientists have produced a pure coating of carbon capable of absorbing 99.96% of light – the highest figure ever recorded.

Called Vantablack, the 'super balck' material was created by a team from Surrey NanoSystems using a low temperature carbon nanotube growth process, employing photothermal chemical vapor deposition (CVD). It is intended for high-emmissivity applications – ...
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Lightweight composite material could be a 'game changer'

An anonymous industrial estate on the outskirts of Basingstoke might not seem the place for the start of a revolution in lightweighting, but if the partnership between Composite Metal Technology (CMT) and C&J Antich & Sons lives up to expectations, then perhaps the town best known for its plethora of roundabouts will have another, more impressive, claim to fame.

More than a decade in ...
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Formula E cars begin testing

If you are wonder what motorsport might sound like in the future, here is a short video from the first round of testing for the up and coming Formula-E all-electric car series that starts in ...  Watch Video

Rail industry to lightweight?

Introducing exotic materials in to sectors where metallic's have ruled, has always been a ...  Read Blog Entry

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