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/hour$25.61/hour$33.47/hour
DSC1 hour$22.65/hour$34.66/hour$45.31/hour
DSC-TGA2 hours$26.77/hour$40.96/hour$53.55/hour
FT-IR10 minutes$16.62/hour$25.43/hour$33.24/hour
High Score Plus Software10 minutes$21.19/hour$32.42/hour$42.38/hour
Instron10 minutes$26.70/hour$40.85/hour$53.40/hour
Particle Size Analyzer (PSA)10 minutes$27.33/hour$41.81/hour$54.66/hour
SEM (Hitachi S-3000N)20 minutes$22.69/hour$34.71/hour$45.38/hour
SEM (Hitachi Tabletop)10 minutes$20.44/hour$31.28/hour$40.88/hour
Surface Area Analyzer (BET)30 minutes$16.08/hour$24.60/hour$32.16/hour
UV-Vis-NIR10 minutes$21.58/hour$33.02/hour$43.16/hour
XRD (D2 Phaser)1 hour$17.83/hour$27.27/hour$35.65/hour
XRD (X'Pert)1 hour$30.22/hour$46.24/hour$60.45/hour
Metallographic prep equipment (mounting press, polisher)1 hour$16.74/hour$25.61/hour$33.48/hour
Operator Assistance30 minutes$16.64/hour$25.46/hour$33.28/hour

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.