nanohardness (rus. нанотвердость) — hardness of nanoscale objects or individual nanoscale elements comprising a nanocomposite or nanostructured material.


Nanohardness is measured by nanoindentation, whereby the depth of the indentation does not exceed 200 nm. Nanohardness of a material may be much different from the same material's microhardness.


  • Goryacheva Irina G.
  • Shpenеv Alexey G.


  1. Moshhenok V.I. Nanoindentation and nanohardness of materials (in Russian)// Avtomobil'nyjj transport. 2008. V. 22. P. 151–154.