Hardness sequence with a Berkovich indenter
Measurement is typically performed with a Berkovich indenter with force control/ Fast measurements are possible, for example with 6-s load, 5-s hold time, and 3-s load removal.
A total of more than 60 values can be determined.
Overview of relative deviation of Vickers hardness
Schematic diagram of QCSM method sequence
Wear tests with a diamond sphere (radius of 55 μm) on a DLC coating Left row 1000 mN, right row 1500 mN load Amplitude 50 μm, measurement time 1800 s
Scratch test on a coating on silicon, Fmax 500 mN