And the Best Paper Award goes to?

The International Conference on Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmaterials rewards Plansee's research paper.

Tiny quantities of potassium enhance the dimensional and thermal stability of tungsten. Our employees, Andreas Hoffmann and Ingmar Wesemann have conducted in-depth research in this field and helped make it possible to ensure that tungsten can resist temperatures of up to 3100 °C. For example, in modern xenon short arc lamps for digital cinema projectors.

Plansee submitted its detailed research results on the subject of potassium-doped tungsten at the International Conference on Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmaterials. Some of the leading experts in the field found the contents convincing. Following a rigorous selection procedure, the contribution was singled out for the Best Paper Award 2011.

Just one more example of how we, as world leaders in the field of refractory metals, continue to drive the further development of our materials.

Our sincere congratulations go the winners of the Best Paper Award 2011.