This Is The Most Expensive Material On The Planet

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The most expensive thing on the planet isn’t a luxury sports car. It’s also not a house, or even that thing called Plutonium that you see in the action movies. No, the most expensive material on the planet is called antimatter. Currently, a gram of antimatter goes for 62.5 trillion USD. Let me put that into perspective for you; all the billionaires in the world together can’t buy a cup of the stuff.

What Is Antimatter?

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Okay, so here is where we bring out our JHS science. Antimatter is the opposite of matter. The subatomic particles have the opposite properties of those found in regular matter. A normal electron has a charge of -1, while the anti-electron has a charge of +1. Building on that, antimatter should be able to form anti-elements. So you could theoretically have anti-water (source: Thought Co).

When matter reacts with antimatter, it creates a reaction that releases a lot of energy (boom!). Currently, the artificial production of antimatter takes place in a particle accelerator. However, the production costs are too expensive to sustain. It costs hundreds of millions to produce just about 1 billionth of a gram (source: Wikipedia).


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