Hardness is one of the most significant mechanical characteristics of a material. Hard materials are known for their durability. Currently, diamond is the hardest substance known in the world. Researchers have substantially worked on the production of this expensive material. Coating this material as a thin film was also the topic of a separate research. At the same time, hardness measurement, including the measurement of the hardness of a thin film was a topic of research as well. In this section, we will examine what researchers are doing for the measurement of the hardness, especially for bulk materials.
Part of the book: Diamond and Carbon Composites and Nanocomposites