Top 16 Most Expensive Materials in the World
The most expensive substance of the planet, based on the price per gram, arranged with an increase in value.
16. Saffron - $ 11/gramm
Saffron is a flowering plant that can be used as a natural remedy virtually all ailments ranging from depression and ending with menstrual cycles.
In addition to the traditional use in jewelry, gold can be used as an electrical conductor and to prevent corrosion.
Rhodium is mainly used in catalytic converters to reduce carbon emissions from cars. No biological role in human life, this highly toxic metal is not important.
Platinum and its alloys are widely used for the production of jewelry. Every year the world jewelry industry consumes about 50 tons of platinum.
Methamphetamine is a stimulant with an extremely high potential for additive, and therefore received wide acceptance as a drug.
Horn is valued Vietnam's alleged ability to cure cancer. His medical application also includes the treatment of fevers and other diseases.
This opiate injected, snorted and smoked to change consciousness. On average, a year in Russia consumes about 80 tons of the drug, which is 20% of the amount consumed in the world.
Cocaine - Methyl ester of benzoylecgonine - has a local anesthetic and narcotic action. World consumption of cocaine is estimated at approximately 750 experts tons per year.
Psychoactive substances in Russia legally classified as a narcotic. Like most of these surfactants, LSD does not cause physical dependence.
Heavy radioactive metal brittle silver-white color is widely used in the manufacture of nuclear weapons, nuclear fuel as an energy source for space vehicles.
Pain is a mineral orange or reddish-brown. It was discovered in Burma in the mid-1950s. and since then is considered the rarest gemstone in the world.
Lilac gemstone is said to be a million times more than redkmy diamonds. Used only as a precious stone.
The production of one kilogram of tritium costs $ 30 million. Used in light sources, as the tritium illumination.
Colorless stone can cost more than $ 11,000 per carat, but colored diamonds are much more expensive.
Isotopes of California do not have any practical application. In the West, this element has been created only once since its opening in 1950.
Antimatter is known as the most expensive substance on earth - according to NASA in 2006, the production of milligram positron worth approximately $ 25 million