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An abrasive.
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Noun1.abradant - a substance that abrades or wears downabradant - a substance that abrades or wears down
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
carborundum - an abrasive composed of silicon carbide crystals
steel wool, wire wool - a mass of woven steel fibers used as an abrasive
emery cloth - cloth covered with powdered emery
emery paper, sandpaper - stiff paper coated with powdered emery or sand
2.abradant - a tool or machine used for wearing down or smoothing or polishingabradant - a tool or machine used for wearing down or smoothing or polishing
abrading stone - a primitive stone artifact (usually made of sandstone) used as an abrader
steel-wool pad - abrader consisting of a pad of steel wool used for polishing or smoothing
tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation
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In the abrasion testing performed here, the hardness of the micro-protrudes on the abradant sandpaper is much higher than the foam surface.
It incorporates a motor driven horizontal arm/bar that displaces an abradant in a back and forth linear motion over the test sample.
Table 3 Principal Manufacturers of Semiconductor Materials Materials Manufacturers Polysilicon Hemlock (US), Tokuyama, Wacker (Germany), REC (Norway), Mitsubishi Materials Silicon wafer [Shin-Etsu], SUMCO, MEMC (US), Siltronic (Germany), Toshiba Ceramics Abradant Fujimi Reclaimed Mimasu Semiconductor Industry, polished wafer RASA Industries Photoresist [JSR], Tokyo Ohka, [Shin-Etsu], Sumitomo Chem., Rohm and Haas(US), AZ (Luxemburg) Lens for [Shin-Etsu] & Heraeus (Germany), photolithography Tosoh Mask substrate [Shin-Etsu], Tosoh, Toshiba Ceramics Pellicle Asahi Chem., Mitsui Chem., [Shin-Etsu] CMP slurry Cabot (US), Rohm and Haas, [JSR], Hitachi Chem., Fujimi CMP pad Rohm and Haas, [JSR] Low-k [JSR], Dow Chem.