Mike Fernie gives us a walkaround of this ultra dark car and discovers the science behind Vantablack’s ability to be the blackest of black.
Lots of people like a black car, be it gloss or matte, it can be a cool and interesting way to show off the lines of a car.
BMW is the first manufacturer to produce a Vantablack car, painted with light-absorbing paint that has been dubbed “the Ultimate Black.” This exclusive show car is the result of a collaboration between BMW and Surrey NanoSystems, inventors of the Vantablack technology. The BMW X6’s super black, non-reflective paint makes it unique: coated in a color with only 1% reflectance.
We explore how nanotubes help comprise Vantablack, and how ultrablack materials are actually used around the world.
“It is often described as the closest thing to a black hole humans will ever see.”
“It looks like a rip in space!”
En achetant l’usage exclusif du Vantablack, l’artiste Anish Kapoor a plongé le monde de l’art dans la fureur.
Marty Jopson investigates this blackest of black colour “Vantablack”, that has been invented, what it does, and what uses it may have in the future.
Promo video: The blackest material known to man, Vantablack® has been applied to a consumer product – a Lynx Black can – for the first time.
Be prepared to see the darkest item on the planet.
The blackest material known to man, Vantablack® has been applied to a Lynx Black can. Check out this behind the scenes video.
A UK company has created a substance that can absorb 99.9% of all light, and it’s changing everything from art to space exploration.
In this week’s show, Thomas Newton is at a lab in Surrey where the world’s darkest material has been created.