Hardness Testing – Zygo New View 5000


Available Methods and Accessories

  • 3 g – 2 kg force load
  • Vickers and Knoop indenter tips

Sample Requirements

Less than 2” wide and 2.5” in height. Larger samples will need to be cut to size.

Summary of Technique

Samples are pressed with an indenter tip at a certain load force for a discrete length of time. The difference in load applied and unloaded is recorded as the hardness value.

Information Provided & Detection Limits

Information on hardness across a sample, average hardness, and fracture toughness

Lab Location and Contact Information

Lab Location: Mechanical Testing Lab
Lab Manager: Nicholas Eddy