Hourly instrument rates
Rates as of July 1, 2022. Lab reservations have a 15-minute minimum. These rates are subject to change.
|Instrument||Weekday Hours (9a-5p)||Weekend & Off Hours||External Clients (Industry and other)|
(Training, machine operation, sample submission)
|Hitachi Tabletop TM3030 Plus tabletop SEM||$46.08||$8.86||$92.17|
|Philips PANalytical X-Pert XRD||$41.68||$10.04||$83.37|
|Bruker D2 Phaser XRD||$36.22||$6.44||$72.43|
|NETZSCH 3500 Sirius DSC||$48.21||$33.32||$96.43|
|TA Instruments DHR 20 (Rheometer/ DMA)||$46.40||$9.17||$92.79|
|Anton Paar MCR 302 Rheometer|
*Available only M,T,W
|TA Instruments Discovery SDT 650 DSC/TGA||$23.21||$8.32||$46.43|
|Instron 5969 Mechanical Tester||$44.34||$7.12||$88.68|
|Anton Paar Ultrapyc 5000||$44.04||$6.82||$88.08|
|Anter Corporation Workhorse IB Dilatometer||$8.58||$1.14||$17.16|
|Micromeritics 3Flex surface area and pore analyzer||$13.35||$5.90||$26.69|
|Beckman Coulter LS230 Particle Size Analyzer||$42.54||$5.32||$85.08|
|Perkin Elmer Lambda 950 UV-Vis-NIR||$44.99||$7.77||$89.99|
|Nicolet iS50 FT-IR|
*Available only W,H
|Metallographic prep equipment (mounting press, polisher)||$48.15||$10.92||$96.29|
* After-hours availability
After-hours rates are applicable to any machine or test running after closing at 5:00 pm.
All users are authorized to use overnight access for machines that have an autosampler (DSC, TGA) or that can run long scans (XRD, 3Flex) as long as their scan is started at least 30 minutes before closing on a day that the lab is open. Off-campus users' off-campus rates will be double what is posted above.
All other machines (SEM, Spectrophotometers, etc.) can only be reserved for overnight use by trained, on-campus individuals.
More information can be found on our policies page.
Rates as of July 1, 2022. These rates are subject to change.
|Individual Charges||Internal User Rate||External User Rate|
|External User Rate
(Industry and other)
|Gold Sputter (per 60 seconds)||$15.00||$15.00||$15.00|
|Polishing/Grinding consumables||Contact lab directly||Contact lab directly||Contact lab directly|
|Equipment Training||1 hr operator + 1 hr instrument time||1 hr operator + 1 hr instrument time||1 hr operator + 1 hr instrument time|
|Nighttime access training||1 hr operator asssistance||N/A||N/A|