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Vantablack

Postby JHostler » April 1st, 2017, 7:54 pm

Apologies if this has been discussed... but my wheels are spinning off their axes. Oh, the applications... if only it were readily available. Calling Dr. Pellikaan...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v0_fID_jvA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOSWHyCVX-o

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Re: Vantablack

Postby JHostler » April 1st, 2017, 8:11 pm

That first link is actually a Vantablack variation.

Here's another story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JNc6NAsf4U

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Re: Vantablack

Postby Tom Gilbert » April 2nd, 2017, 7:48 am

That's pretty cool stuff. Boy could Shin Lim go crazy with that.

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Re: Vantablack

Postby AJM » April 2nd, 2017, 5:14 pm

This Vantablack stuff has obviously stunned the Genii Forum into silence...
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Re: Vantablack

Postby Tom Stone » April 2nd, 2017, 6:12 pm

AJM wrote:This Vantablack stuff has obviously stunned the Genii Forum into silence...

I don't think that's the case. All but one of the ideas I've got for it during the last two years have fallen on the fact that the material can't be touched in any way. It doesn't stand any kind of abrasion. Nothing can be slid over it. Can't be palmed. Can't be handled for transport. Can't brush dust off it.
That puts a dent in the creativity. And the sole working idea I've got isn't even particulary good.

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Re: Vantablack

Postby JHostler » April 2nd, 2017, 6:27 pm

Surrey NanoSystems' non-nanotube version is (according to the first video I linked) much more handling-tolerant. I suppose at some point we'll see...

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Re: Vantablack

Postby Jonathan Townsend » April 2nd, 2017, 7:27 pm

AJM wrote:This Vantablack stuff has obviously stunned the Genii Forum into silence...


um... not for us. :( But material science will progress.

But you might want to talk to the folks over at Plattmagic about applying light absorbing...
Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time

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Re: Vantablack

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Re: Vantablack

Postby Jonathan Townsend » April 4th, 2017, 10:41 am

Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time


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