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

Hourly instrument rates as of August 15, 2018. Time reservations have a 30-minute minimum. These rates are subject to change.
Nighttime access is calculated at a flat rate of 3 hours of instrument time. After hours access is available only to university researchers.
InstrumentInternal User RateExternal User Rate
(Federally funded)
External User Rate
(Industry and other)
Dilatometer$16.74$25.52$33.47
DSC$22.65$34.55$45.31
DSC-TGA$26.77$40.83$53.55
FT-IR$16.62$25.35$33.24
High Score Plus Software$21.19$32.31$42.38
Instron$26.70$40.72$53.40
SEM (Hitachi S-3000N)$22.69$34.80$45.38
SEM (Hitachi Tabletop)$20.44$31.17$40.88
Surface Area Analyzer (BET)$16.08$24.52$32.16
UV-Vis-NIR$21.58$32.91$43.16
XRD (D2 Phaser)$17.83$27.18$35.65
XRD (X'Pert)$30.22$46.09$60.45
Metallographic prep equipment (mounting press, polisher)$16.74$25.53$33.48
Operator Assistance$16.64$25.38$33.28
By-use charges 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