/ Microhardness


This technique can be used to study the mecanical properties of coatings such as hardness, adhesion or resistance to delamination. During the tests, an indentation (Vickers) or a scratch is made on the surface of the sample using a diamond or tungsten carbide stylus. Tribological measurements can also be performed by moving back and forth and measuring the charge needed to start deteriorating the sample (critical charge).


-Measure the scratch resistance and adhesion

-Mesure microhardness





-Research and development of coatings

-Measure the hardness of metallic samples

Force : 3 mN to 30 N

Depth resolution : 0.1 µm

Lateral resolution : 10 µm

Manufacturer : CSEM

Model : MST Microscratch Tester

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