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A team of researchers has succeeded in creating what they said were the most that could darken material created by humans at all, which is capable of absorbing all the light that hits the surface almost.

And built new material, developed by researchers from King Abdullah Science and Technology University, Saudi Arabia, using carbon nanotubes to help absorb light. In fact, the article of a series of spherical ultrafine particles, which are located above each Astonh manufactured nano.

The researchers explained that the surface output, thanks to this combination, is able to absorb a rate of 98 to 99% of the light in the spectrum between 400 and 1400 nm. And that this is possible regardless of the angle and polarization of the light that strikes it.

According to the research, published by researchers University Saudi Arabia in the journal “Nature Nanotechnology” Nature Nanotechnoloy scientific, the new material characterized by all other materials capable of absorbing more light on specific points in the light spectrum, it is able to absorb more in a broader spectrum field, To be able to absorb more light 26% more than any other known substance.

The strange thing is that the researchers were inspired by the idea of ​​a new article of the types of white beetles, named “Saffucils” Cyphochilus. As this beetle characterized crust is composed of a complex crystalline structure that reflects light effectively incredibly.

The team tried to reverse this structure to absorb the maximum amount of light. The output component of the surface of nanoparticles create a series of pits and evidence of indiscriminate wave that absorbs light to the inside and then prevent him from reversal out.

Developer team for this article points out that the most darken materials could theoretically involve significant benefits in the area of ​​harvesting light in a solar energy collection devices, or used to create a super-efficient optical connections.


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