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The MCL rates were last updated November 2016 and are subject to change.

SEM Rates

Scanning Electron MicroscopyInternal User Day RateExternal User Day Rate (Federally Funded)External User Day Rate (Industry)Internal User Night RateExternal User Night Rate (Federally Funded)External User Night Rate (Industry)
Hitachi S-3000N SEM-EDS$25/hour$37.50/hour$50/hour$75/nightNot AvailableNot Available
Hitachi TM 3030 Plus Tabletop SEM$30/hour$45.30/hour$60/hour$90/nightNot AvailableNot Available
Student Operator Assistance$17/hour$25.67/hour$30/hourNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Gold Sputter Coating WITH use of SEM$15/run$22.65/run$25/run$15/runNot AvailableNot Available
Gold Sputter Coating WITHOUT use of SEM$25/run$37.75/run$40/run$25/runNot AvailableNot Available
All hourly charges have a minimum reservation time of 30 minutes.

XRD Rates

X-Ray DiffractionInternal User Day Rate External User Day Rate (Federally Funded) External User Day Rate (Industry) Internal User Night RateExternal User Night Rate (Federally Funded)External User Night Rate (Industry)
Philips PANalytical X'Pert $30/hour$45.30/hour$60/hour $90/night$135.90/night$150/night
Bruker D2 Phaser$30/hour$45.30/hour$60/hour $90/night$135.90/night$150/night
High Score Plus Software Use**$15/hour $22.65/hour$23/hour Not AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Student Operator Assistance$17/hour$25.67/hour$30/hourNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
All hourly charges have a minimum reservation time of 30 minutes.

** X'Pert High Score Plus software data analysis charges only apply if the time for analysis is being scheduled and if analysis time is reserved for more than 30 minutes. If using the analysis software during an equipment reservation, there is no charge.

Spectroscopy Rates

SpectroscopyInternal User Day RateExternal User Day Rate (Federally Funded)External User Day Rate (Industry)Internal User Night RateExternal User Night Rate (Federally Funded)External User Night Rate (Industry)
FTIR$10/hour$15.10/hour$20/hour$40/night$60.40/night$65/night
UV-Vis-NIR$15/hour$22.65/hour$30/hour$50/night$75.50/night$80/night
Student Operator Assistance$17/hour$25.67/hour$30/hourNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
All hourly charges have a minimum reservation time of 30 minutes.

Macroscopic & Physical Testing Rates

Macroscopic & Physical TestingInternal User Day RateExternal User Day Rate (Federally Funded)External User Day Rate (Industry)Internal User Night RateExternal User Night Rate (Federally Funded)External User Night Rate (Industry)
Dilatometry$10/hour$15.10/hour$20/hour$40/night$60.40/night$80/night
DSC$18/hour$27.18/hour$30/hour$60/night$90.60/night$100/night
Instron$20/hour$30.20/hour$40/hour$60/nightNot AvailableNot Available
Surface Area Analyzer (B.E.T.)$10/hour$15.10/hour$20/hour$40/night$60.40/night$65/night
Student Operator Assistance$17/hour$25.67/hour$30/hourNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
All hourly charges have a minimum reservation time of 30 minutes.

Sample Preparation Rates

Sample PreparationInternal User Day RateExternal User Day Rate (Federally Funded)External User Day Rate (Industry)Internal User Night RateExternal User Night Rate (Federally Funded)External User Night Rate (Industry)
Gold Sputter Coating WITH use of SEM $15/run$22.65/run$25/run$15/runNot AvailableNot Available
Gold Sputter Coating WITHOUT use of SEM $25/run$37.75/run $40/run $25/runNot AvailableNot Available
Metallographic Preparation Equipment (Mounting Press and Automatic Polisher)$10/hour$15.10/hour$20/hourNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Metallographic Sample Preparation ConsumablesSee StaffSee StaffSee StaffNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Student Operator Assistance$17/hour$25.67/hour$30/hourNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
All hourly charges have a minimum reservation time of 30 minutes.

Other Charges

Other ChargesInternal User Day RateExternal User Day Rate (Federally Funded)External User Day Rate (Industry)Internal User Night RateExternal User Night Rate (Federally Funded)External User Night Rate (Industry)
Student Operator Assistance$17/hour$25.67/hour$30/hourNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Equipment Training (Plus Equipment Cost)$17/hour$25.67/hour$30/hourNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Project Consultation$20/hour$30.20/hour$35/hourNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Night Time Access Training$40Not AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Lost Key$50Not AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
All hourly charges have a minimum reservation time of 30 minutes.

The MCL rates were last updated November 2016 and are subject to change.