Disappointed to discover that existing super-blacks on the market either aren’t very black or aren’t even available to the public, the Horizon Black team has spent years in research and development to create a better alternative.
The new black is created by growing a nanoscale array of inorganic molecules on a specially etched aluminum substrate using a chemical deposition process. The shape and arrangement of molecules within these arrays allow them to trap the vast majority of incoming photons and then radiate that energy out in the form of heat rather than reflecting it as light.
Pieces are available in three sizes (45mm, 100mm, and 200mm), and each one comes fixed in a lucite acrylic display case with a removable transparent lid. It’s also possible to get the 200mm size without the display case for artwork or experimentation. Prices range from £59 to £259.
The Horizon Black team is currently leveraging the support of the Kickstarter community to fund the first full-scale production run of the new black.
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