Mohs scale

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a scale of hardness of solids

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2) The Mohs hardness scale goes from 1, for the softest minerals, to 10, for the hardest.
Russack's empirical observations and experimentation over time from the well-known 10-point hardness scale that is used to describe minerals.
To compare the hardness of two different samples, both must be measured to the same hardness scale, or a scale must be developed to convert from one measurement to the other.
On the opposite end of the hardness scale is a rich deposit of calcium carbonate under development by the Sealaska Corp.
The edge has a Rockwell of 60 on the hardness scale, which means that it will keep its razor edge yet, due to the grind and bevel, is easy to resharpen.
According to the tin industry's Vickers hardness scale figures, tin measures 7, lead measures 6, bismuth measures 20 and steel measures in the range of 100.
Both "B" and "C" scale hardness testers are available, but the "C" scale tester is more accurate at the high end of the hardness scale.
This resistance, which also plays an important role in wear analysis, is generally indicated by reference to standard hardness scale.
The NeoV Optic Filter glass reaches a phenomenal 6H on the hardness scale - a measurement about equal to that of steel.
Users can choose from universal models that can run any popular hardness scale test (Vickers, micro-Vickers, Brinell, Rockwell, superficial Rockwell, Knoop, HBT or HVT) or method-specific units.
In some areas, rock was 31,000 psi on the hardness scale.
The hardness of RockTron's glass microspheres; Mohs hardness scale = 5-6, ensures low oil absorption, thereby reducing the amount of expensive resin required.
Versaflex CL2003 is rated 30 Shore 00 because the gel-like polymer is not measurable on the familiar Shore A hardness scale.
Establishing a world-wide unified Rockwell hardness scale with metrological traceability, Metrologia 34, 331-342 (1997).