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Knoop hard·ness num·ber (KHN),

a number obtained by dividing the load in kg applied to a pyramidal diamond of specific size divided by the projected area of the impression: KHN = L/A, where A= the projected area of the impression in mm2 and L = the load in kg; used for measurements of hardness of any materials, especially very hard and brittle substances such as tooth dentin and enamel.

Knoop hardness test

Etymology: Frederick Knoop, 20th century American metallurgist
a method of assessing surface hardness by measuring resistance to the penetration of an indenting tool made of diamond. The test is commonly used for testing the hardness of teeth.

Knoop hardness test



A test of surface hardness, using a stylus with a pyramidal diamond indenter. The long diagonal of the resulting indentation determines the hardness of the substance.

Knoop hard·ness test

(knūp hahrdnĕs test)
Dental measurement to determine hardness of brittle materials; uses a diamond or rhombic indenting tool; test result provides dental clinicians with the Knoop hardness number.
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The null hypotheses to be tested were that there would be no difference in the degree of conversion and Knoop hardness between the light- and dual-cured cements, regardless of the thickness and type of ceramic during photo-activation, and that there would be no correlation between the values of degree of conversion of the dual-cured resin cement when using two protocols to obtain the initial spectra of uncured materials.
In 2011, ASTM developed a new E384 standard for Vickers hardness testing that combined several testing procedures, including the E92 standard and the formerly separate Knoop hardness test standards.
The articles mainly focus on the Vickers hardness measurement but most of the issues discussed are applicable for Knoop hardness measurement as well.
Paul Darley said the seal, which has a Knoop hardness of 2800, dissipates heat and has better corrosion resistance than other seal materials and thus is a major barrier against leakage.
4:1, at least 30% weight of the filler film hardener comprising large ceramic particles having an average particle size of at least 14 micrometers and a Knoop hardness of at least 1200.
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Now consider that this cutting tool possesses Knoop hardness of 3400, lasts five or six times longer than contemporary tungsten carbide inserts, yet costs only two to three times as much.
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