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In situ environmentally-isolated wear tester

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October 1, 2019
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The present invention relates to an in situ testing system, which includes a wear tester and an enclosure. The wear tester is configured to apply a normal load, by way of a tip, to a surface of the test sample. Use of an enclosure allows such wear testing to be conducted in a controlled environment.
July 25, 2017
G01N 3/56 (20060101); G01N 19/02 (20060101);
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.