Rates

As of 2018:

Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

  • Internal users: $31.87/hr**
  • Basic user training $168.80/person

Powder X-ray Diffractometer (XRD)

  • Internal users: $12.66/hr
  • Basic user training $65.19/person

Single crystal X-ray Diffractometer (Rigaku XRD)

  • Internal users: No hourly fee
  • Contact the instrument manager for the terms of use and instrument training.

X-ray fluorescence spectrometer (XRF)

  • Internal users: No hourly fee
  • Basic user training $52.53/person

Ion Chromatogram (IC)

  • Internal users: No hourly fee
  • Contact the instrument manager for the terms of use and instrument training.

Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope

  • Internal users: No hourly fee for academic use (without involving business entities).  Note that the user's PI/department will be asked to contribute to the costshare of future repairs.
  • Business-related use including consulting work by UMD researchers: External rate applies.  Contact the instrument manager (mbaek@d.umn.edu).

IVIS

  • Internal users: No hourly fee for academic use.  Note that the user's PI/department will be asked to contribute to the costshare of future repairs.
  • Contact the instrument manager for the external rate.

Carbon Coater & Gold Coater

  • Internal user fee: No hourly fee as long as trained users operate the equipment and RIL's SEM is used for imaging.
  • Basic user training $52.53/session  (Up to 2 new users can be trained per session for gold coater, and up to 1 new user can be trained per session for carbon coater.)
  • Carbon coating / Gold coating assistance by the RIL manager $13.13/batch  (Possible to prepare multiple samples per batch.)

Critical Point Dryer

  • Internal user fee: No hourly fee as long as trained users operate the equipment and RIL's SEM is used for imaging.
  • Basic user training $52.53/person.
  • Critical point dryer assistance by the RIL manager $52.53/batch  (Possible to prepare multiple samples per batch.)

Staff Assistance

For sample preparation, instrument set-up, sample analysis and report generation by the RIL manager.

  • Internal users: $52.53/hr

** A discount may apply for SEM users who use automatic analysis (MLA, elemental mapping or EBSD) during off-peak hours (5pm-8am).  Consult the RIL manager.

For the external rates (non-UMD customers), please contact the RIL manager (RIL@d.umn.edu).