singer Nathan Explosion
's claim that "in order to make everything metal, it must be blacker than the blackest black times infinity"
has become a reality.
As Metal Injection
notes, a British tech company called Surrey Nanosystems
has discovered a shade of black that is blacker than the blackest, so much so, that it erases any features on a surface.
As the Verge
explains: "Made of carbon nanotubes, it can absorb 99.96 percent of light that hits it. Its developers say that to the human eye, the material - called Vantablack - completely erases any features on a surface, becoming simply a void ... That's because the dense coating of carbon nanotubes, rolled sheets of carbon atoms like the one seen above, are used to create a lattice that absorbs virtually all light as it's refracted around the tubes."
In the words of Spinal Tap
, there is "none more black."