hardness

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scale for hardness of metals and alloys Brinell
hardness of metals and alloys Brinell hardness
measure of the hardness of a material Brinell number
mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil lead , pencil lead
solid solution of carbon in alpha-iron that is formed when steel is cooled so rapidly that the change from austenite to pearlite is suppressed; responsible for the hardness of quenched steel martensite
scale for hardness of minerals Mohs
hardness of minerals Mohs scale
scale of hardness of solids; talc is 0 and diamond is 10; ordering is determined by which substance can scratch another substance Mohs scale
measuring instrument that measures the hardness of materials by penetrating them with a stylus that has a diamond point sclerometer
make a metal be the correct hardness or consistency temper
elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking temper , toughness
substance (such as sodium chloride) that lessens the hardness of water by replacing calcium and magnesium ions with sodium ions and so gives the water more efficient sudsing power water softener
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