Thursday, January 17, 2008

Darkest Ever

I am dark in complexion. So some friends of mine say that I am the Darkest Material they have ever seen. But some US scientists from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York have found the darkest material. This is result of nano technology researches. The "Darkest Ever" material has made out of Carbon nano tubes. Carbon nano tubes are made out of carbon sheets just one atom in thickness.

It is the closest substance to the ideal black material. It absorb light wave perfectly from all angel and all wavelengths. Scientists claim that this material will be applied in electronics and solar energy.

By commenting over this discovery Prof.Sir John Pendry who predict that kind of material such as Sri Arthur C. Clerk predict about satellite communication said that "They've made the blackest material known to science,The application will be to things like more efficient solar cells, more efficient solar panels and any application where you need to harvest light"

Following video is related to carbon nano tubes

some uses of nano tech in day to day life

1 - Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) for displays
2 - Photovoltaic film that converts light into electricity
3 - Scratch-proof coated windows that clean themselves with UV
4 - Fabrics coated to resist stains and control temperature
5 - Intelligent clothing measures pulse and respiration
6 - Bucky-tubeframe is light but very strong
7 - Hip-joint made from biocompatible materials
8 - Nano-particle paint to prevent corrosion
9 - Thermo-chromic glass to regulate light
10 - Magnetic layers for compact data memory
11 - Carbon nanotube fuel cells to power electronics and vehicles
12 - Nano-engineered cochlear implant

sources - BBC, youtube

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