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Nanoindenter is equipped with a load cell that continuously measures the real applied load. Nanoindentation mode is designed to provide high quality, accurate and repeatable nanometer results. Based from ASTM E2546 nanoindentation hardness testing uses a Berkovich, Vickers, sphero-conical, knoop, cube-corner and custom indenter tip to drive into the sample by applying an increasing load to some preset value. The load is then gradually decreased until partial, or complete, relaxation of the sample has occurred. The load and displacement are recorded continuously throughout this process to produce a load-displacement curve. Adding a pause at maximum load allows to study creep properties.