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Microhardness Testing Essentials – Vickers and Knoop Hardness Tests Hardness test systems use an indenter probe which is displaced into a surface under a precise load. The indentation usually has a pre-set dwell time. Traditional mechanical testing requires the measurement of the indentation’s size or depth in order to determine hardness. Hardness testing comes in two ranges: macrohardness and microhardness. Macrohardness includes testing with an applied load above 1 kg or around 10 Newton (N). Microhardness testing with below 10N applied loads is generally used for tiny samples, thin specimens, thin films or plated surfaces. Vickers and Knoop hardness tests are the two most common microhardness techniques used today. For more exact and repeatable results, microhardness testing has to be responsible for the effects of sample preparation, size and environment. Samples should fit in the sample stage and lay perpendicular to the tip of the indenter. A really rough surface could reduce indentation data’s accuracy; a tested method for polishing samples is the safest. It is important that the microhardness tester be isolated from vibrations. If samples vary in grain size or have several phases, statistical data is a must. Vickers Hardness
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The Vickers hardness test utilizes a Vickers indenter that is pushed into a surface at a particular force sustained for around 10 seconds. With the indentation complete, the resulting indent will be scrutinized optically to measure the lengths of the diagonals, which will be used for determining the impression’s size.
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Some degree of operator bias in this procedure must be expected, specifically in the lower range of the applied load. The length of indentation diagonals, as per ASTM E384-11, must be more than 17 microns in length. For coated samples with coating thicknesses less than 60 microns, this test does not apply. For various kinds of samples, the contact depth is not the same as the displacement depth because of the surrounding material that gets elastically deflected during indentation. In addition, this effect also has an impact on accuracy and precision for microhardness data. Knoop Hardness Like the Vickers hardness test, the Knoop hardness test is also a microhardness technique. The method requires a Knoop indenter pushing against a surface as a way to measure hardness. However, being more elongated or rectangular, the Knoop indenter is shaped uniquely from a Vickers indenter for microhardness, or a Berkovich indenter for nanoindentation. The Knoop hardness test method, which follows a very meticulous sample preparation process, is generally used on lighter loads set for microhardness testing. Knoop hardness testing is done on samples requiring indentations to be close together, or on the tip of a sample, both being benefitted by the different probe shape. An assigned load will be used applied for a particular dwell time. The Knoop test method only makes use of the long axis, in contrast to the Vickers hardness method. Making use of a chart, the resulting indentation measurements will then be converted to a Knoop hardness number.