Knoop hardness (KH)

Knoop hardness (KH),

Definition of Knoop hardness (KH):

  1. Material hardness test in which the depth (and not the area) of indent caused by the impact of a highly polished and elongated pyramidical (pointed rhombohedral) diamond is measured. KH is expressed as a ratio of the applied force in kilograms and the depth of penetration in millimeters.

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