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Fees

Instrument TAMU User Fee Night/Weekend*
MultiMode AFM $26/hr
Icon AFM $30/hr $25/hr
AFM-IR $30/hr  $25/hr
Nanoindenter $26/hr $22/hr
Confocal Miroscope $31/hr
Raman Microscope $31/hr
XPS/UPS $27/hr $22/hr
Imaging Ellipsometer $21/hr
UV-Vis-NIR Spectrometer $21/hr
Spectrofluorometer $21/hr
FTIR $12/hr
Electron Microprobe $34/hr $29/hr
FE-SEM $37/hr  $33/hr
FIB (Lyra & Fera) $35/hr $30/hr
CAMECA SIMS $62/sample
Thermal analysis (TMA, DSC, DMA, Hot Disk) $12/hr
Dielectric spectrometer $12/hr
Sputter Coater $14/run
Silicon wafer 4” $12/ea
Silicon wafer 3″ $9/ea
Silicon wafer 2” $7/ea
Pyrex glass wafer 3″ $20/ea

*Night rates: 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.; Weekend rates: 5 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Monday

The MCF rates are the result of a rate study of user facilities at other universities in the US and consultation with the MCF advisory committee.

TAMU users

Instrument use: rates listed above
Staff time for assisted work: $52/hr
Training: instrument rate + $35/hr (staff time)

Other universities, government agencies, nonprofit

Instrument rates: 150% of rates listed above
Staff time: $78/hr
*Non-TAMU users pay instrument rate + staff time for analysis.

Companies

Instrument rates: 300% of rates listed above
Staff time: $156/hr
*Non-TAMU users pay instrument rate + staff time for analysis.