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User Fees

User Categories:

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

User Fees (cost per hour unless otherwise noted):

ABC
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):

ABC
Technical Assistance$75$105.37$180

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