Measurement is typically performed with a Berkovich indenter with force control/ Fast measurements are possible, for example with 10-s load, 5-s hold time, and 4-s load removal.
- Measurable values:
- Indentation hardness HIT (revaluate in HV)
- Martens hardness HM or HMs
- Indentation modulus EIT (elasticity modulus)
- Indentation creep CIT or relaxation RIT
- Ratio of elastic deformation component to indentation energy nIT
A total of more than 60 values can be determined.