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User Fees

Notice: New rates effective 10/01/2017. For more information click here.

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$75$105$200
EPMA$50, capped at $600/24hrs$72$200
FESEM$62$87$200
SEM$45$63$190
XRD (Rigaku) per pattern$35$49$100
XRD (Bruker)$40$56$125
XRF (per sample)$20$28$100
Optical Microscopy$15$21$50
Cutting$10$14$50
Mechanical Grinding/Polishing$15$21$50
Dimple Grinding$5$7$70
Ion Beam Thinning$14$20$75
Jet Polishing (per sample)$5$7$25
Microtomy$10$14$50
Ion Slicer (per sample)$40$56$200

Operational assistance (if applicable/required):

ABC
Technical Assistance*$35$48$100
Advanced Assistance**$75$104$180

* basic instrument training/certification as well as sample preparation or data collection performed by junior BSCMC personnel

** advanced training as well as sample preparation or data collection/analysis performed by senior BSCMC personnel

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