Hourly instrument rates

Rates as of August 15, 2018. Lab reservations have a 30-minute minimum. These rates are subject to change.
Nighttime access is a flat rate equal to 3 hours of instrument time. After-hours access is available only to university researchers.

InstrumentStandard time/sampleInternal User RateExternal User Rate
(Federally funded)
External User Rate
(Industry and other)
Dilatometer7 hours$16.74$25.61$33.47
DSC1 hour$22.65$34.66$45.31
DSC-TGA2 hours$26.77$40.96$53.55
FT-IR10 minutes$16.6225.43$33.24
High Score Plus Software10 minutes$21.1932.42$42.38
Instron10 minutes$26.7040.85$53.40
Particle Size Analyzer (PSA)10 minutes$27.33$41.81$54.66
SEM (Hitachi S-3000N)20 minutes$22.69$34.71$45.38
SEM (Hitachi Tabletop)10 minutes$20.44$31.28$40.88
Surface Area Analyzer (BET)30 minutes$16.0824.60$32.16
UV-Vis-NIR10 minutes$21.58$33.02$43.16
XRD (D2 Phaser)1 hour$17.83$27.27$35.65
XRD (X'Pert)1 hour$30.22$46.24$60.45
Metallographic prep equipment (mounting press, polisher)1 hour$16.7425.61$33.48
Operator Assistance30 minutes$16.64$25.46$33.28

By-use Charges

Rates as of August 15, 2018. These rates are subject to change.

Individual ChargesInternal User RateExternal User Rate
(Federally funded)
External User Rate
(Industry and other)
Gold Sputter (per 60 seconds)$15.00$15.00$15.00
Lost Key$50.00N/AN/A
Polishing/Grinding consumablesContact lab directlyContact lab directlyContact lab directly
Equipment Training1 hr operator + 1 hr instrument time1 hr operator + 1 hr instrument time1 hr operator + 1 hr instrument time
Nighttime access training1 hr operator asssistanceN/AN/A

The MCL rates were last updated August 15, 2018, and are subject to change.