A small hard object used for producing an indentation in a solid in an indentation test.
- Unfortunately, there are no well-defined spherical indenters available for indentation tests at the subcellular level.
- The mean pressure between the surface of the indenter and the indentation is equal to the load divided by the projected area of the indentation.
- Such large-scale clinical indenters average the mechanical properties of the biological tissue over a large volume, i.e., over several square millimetres of material.
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