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New rates (effective 10/01/2017)

User Categories:

A: Internal BSU users
B: External, federally-funded academic users
C: External commercial users

User Fees (cost per hour unless otherwise noted):

A
B
C
TEM
$80
$112.40
$200
FESEM (FEI Teneo)
$70
$98.35
$200
SEM (Hitachi)
$50
$70.25
$190
EPMA
$50
$70.25
$200
XRD (Bruker)
$45
$63.23
$125
XRD (Rigaku) per pattern
$35
$49.18
$100
XRF (per sample)
$20
$28.10
$100
Optical Microscopy
$15
$21.08
$50
Ion Beam Thinning
$14
$19.67
$75
Jet Polishing (per sample)
$5
$7.03
$25
Mechanical Grinding/Polishing
$15
$21.08
$50
Cutting
$10
$14.05
$50
Microtomy
$10
$14.05
$50
Dimple Grinding
$5
$7.03
$70
Ion Slicer (per sample)
$40
$56.20
$200

Operational assistance (if applicable/required):

A
B
C
Technical Assistance
$75
$105.37
$180

Internal BSU users without sufficient funding for characterization may apply for a subsidy to use BSCMC facilities.