Sure, Vantablack is considered to be the darkest materials yet, but it’s impossible for consumers to get their hands on even a small piece of the substance. Introducing Horizon Black. A startup has been quietly developing a consumer version and have just unveiled their fourth generation of the material, which features a super-black surface created by growing a nanoscale array of inorganic molecules on a specially etched aluminum substrate using a chemical deposition process. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information on how to get your hands on some.
The shape and arrangement of these molecules within these nanoscale arrays enables them to trap the vast majority of incoming photons, while radiating that energy out in the form of heat, rather than reflecting it as light. For those who want their own 45mm piece, it will set you back a reasonable $84 USD or so. More information here.
- The World's Mattest acrylic paint reflects less than 4% visible light
- IMPORTANT - scroll down and watch the video short ‘Everything you need to know about Black 2.0’ to see if the world’s mattest black paint is useful for your project before you buy!
- This super pigmented, one coat, flat matte black can be applied to almost any surface perfect for sculptures, models and paintings where low to no shine is important
- HOW TO USE: Nothing complicated, just use it like a paint. Brush, roller or thin with water to spray. Dilution up to 50% without much pigment loss or loss of finish. 150ml will cover 2.5m square comfortably without dilution.
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Our display cases feature transparent, removable lids which are secured by four magnets. On removing the lid for the first time, you’ll find the black area recessed into the back of the case and covered by a shiny protective membrane. You’ll need to remove this membrane by attaching a small piece of tape to it, pulling it gently away from the surface and revealing the magic beneath,” according to its creators.