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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

World's Darkest Material

Caption: This is a colorized micrograph of the world's darkest material -- a sparse "forest" of fine carbon nanotubes -- coating a NIST laser power detector. Image shows a region approximately 25 micrometers across.

Credit: Aric Sanders, NIST

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