sclerometer


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scle·rom·e·ter

 (sklə-rŏm′ĭ-tər)
n.
An instrument used to determine the relative hardness of a material by measuring the pressure required to penetrate the material with a standard diamond stylus.

sclerometer

(sklɪəˈrɒmɪtə)
n
(Minerals) an instrument that determines the hardness of a mineral or metal by means of a diamond point
sclerometric adj
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Noun1.sclerometer - a measuring instrument that measures the hardness of materials by penetrating them with a stylus that has a diamond point
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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The hardness of the film was measured with a sclerometer (KYLX-A, Jiangdu Kaiyuan Test Machine Co.
Lamy (9) utilized a pendular sclerometer to investigate the ductile to brittle transitions in the scratch deformation of a range of materials, including PMMA.
The pencil hardness of the films was tested with BY pencil sclerometer according to the GB/T1732-93 standards.