When Christoffer Rudquist met Vantablack.


Documenting its creation for Audi Magazine, Christoffer Rudquist captures the development of Vantablack with British company Surrey Nanosystems, who were responsible for making the substance with the intention of eliminating stray light from telescopes and satellites.

And for those of you who love the weird and wonderful world of science, here is everything else you need to know...

1. Vantablack absorbs a record breaking 99.965% of all visible light, which in return has confusing effects on the human eye making it harder for us to understand its shape and surface just by looking at it.

2. Its made out of a material (carbon nanotubes) 10,000 times thinner than a human hair, which in return makes it ten times stronger than steel and helps it conduct heat seven times more effectively than copper.

3.You can't just buy it .It's complex production process incorporates the use of several machines and extremely high temperatures. Its pretty expensive too, more expensive than any gold or diamond.

4. It has recently been developed into a spray paint and can spray a range of materials as long as they can withstand temperatures of 100°C.

5. Its going to be a while before you can use it on clothes. Combining the substance with fabric currently compromises some of its physical qualities, so for all of those who were waiting on that little vantablack dress, keep waiting, and start saving, because it will probably cost you the earth!

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