Surrey NanoSystems

Vision Through Nanotechnology

What's new

23/08/2017 - Key technical downloads for Vantablack and Vantablack S-VIS are now available in German, Japanese and French translations.


Vantablack ®

Vantablack is a super-black thin-film carbon nanotube coating offering the highest light absorption available in the world today - 99.96% of light in the visible wavelength. Vantablack's additional properties can be used to revolutionize the performance of optical and other systems.

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Vantablack ® S-VIS

In addition to the blackest black in the world, we now have the second blackest coating - Vantablack S-VIS - a super-black air applied coating, opening up a whole range of new applications.

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Our Story

Surrey NanoSystems began as a developer of commercial nanomaterial growth tools to support semiconductor evolution. This application necessitated solving the challenge of growing nanomaterials at low temperatures. Our pioneering R&D led to project work to develop super-black coatings to enhance the performance of optical imaging systems.

Latest News

Infrared instrumentation leader secures exclusive use of Vantablack coating

Exclusive rights to the use of ultra-black Vantablack S-VIS surface coating in blackbody calibration sources has been agreed between Surrey NanoSystems and Santa Barbara Infrared (SBIR)