Rates

Since September 5, 2017

Scanning Electron Microscope

  • Internal users: $31.87/hr**
  • Basic user training $168.80/session  (Up to 2 new users can be trained per session.)

Powder X-ray Diffractometer

  • Internal users: $12.66/hr
  • Basic user training $65.19/session  (Up to 2 new users can be trained per session.)

Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope

  • Internal users: Free for academic use (without involving business entities)
  • Business-related use including consulting work by UMD researchers: External rate applies.  Contact the RIL manager (RIL@d.umn.edu).

Carbon Coater & Gold Coater

  • Internal users: Free as long as users operate the equipment.
  • Basic user training $52.53/session  (Up to 2 new users can be trained per session.)
  • Carbon coating / Gold coating assistance $13.13/batch  (Done by the RIL manager.  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).