Earth  ID: 10696

Carbon Nanotubes: Blacker Than Black

The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has a team of scientists testing micro and nano technology to use on spacecraft. The goal is to reduce the reflection off the surface of the instruments so that the data does not get polluted by the scattered light. The carbon nanotubes that the team grows have proven to be 10 times better than the NASA Z306 paint, currently used on spacecraft instruments. The nanotubes are also very robust and can be grown on different materials. The team is really close to getting the carbon nanotubes approved for spaceflight.

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http://www.nasa.gov/topics/technology/features/new-nano.html


Credits

Michael Lentz (UMBC): Lead Animator
Walt Feimer (HTSI): Animator
Chris Meaney (HTSI): Animator
Silvia Stoyanova (UMBC): Video Editor
John Hagopian (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Stephanie Getty (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Silvia Stoyanova (UMBC): Producer
John Hagopian (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Stephanie Getty (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Rich Melnick (HTSI): Project Support
Rob Andreoli (AIMM): Videographer
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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
DLESE >> Technology
SVS >> Goddard Space Flight Center
DLESE >> Narrated
SVS >> Carbon Nanotubes
SVS >> Nanotechnology
NASA Science >> Earth