Indentation Testers from Anton Paar Tritec are high precision instruments used for the determination of mechanical properties of thin films, coatings and substrates. Properties such as hardness and elastic modulus can be determined on almost any type of material: soft, hard, brittle or ductile.
The operating principles of the instrument are as follows: an indenter tip, normal to the sample surface, is driven into the sample by applying an increasing load up to a preset value. The load is then gradually decreased until partial or complete relaxation of the material occurs.
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