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High Pressures on Small Areas

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Science  09 Dec 1977:
Vol. 198, Issue 4321, pp. 1037-1038
DOI: 10.1126/science.198.4321.1037

Abstract

Small diamond indentors with spherical tips were pressed against a polished diamond flat. Pressures were calculated from Hertz contact theory. Very high pressures were achieved on small areas.

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