The 2011 Nobel Prize awarded discovery of quasicrystals by Prof. Daniel Schechtman is intrinsically linked to the ground-breaking work Sandvik has carried out in the field of nanotechnology for more than 20 years.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2011 to Daniel Shechtman, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, "for the discovery of quasicrystals" in 1982.
Olle Wijk, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D for Sandvik Materials Technology, has received the Kami Prize for his almost 30 years of pioneering research.
"It is with great pride and humility that I receive this award," says Olle Wijk.
The Vasa Museum and Sandvik Materials Technology will enter a long-term research and development cooperation the purpose of which is to replace just over 5,000 long iron bolts in Vasa with specially designed bolts in highly advanced stainless steels from Sandvik.
Sandvik Materials Technology has concluded a multi-year supply agreement for the delivery of cladding tubes in zirconium, valued at more than SEK 3 billion. Deliveries will take place over a number of years commencing in the first quarter of 2011.