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Fees

Instrument Subsidized Peak Rate* Subsidized Off-Peak Rate**
ICON AFM $28.00/hr $24.00/hr
AFM-IR $28.00/hr
Nanoindenter $28.00/hr $24.00/hr
Tensile Stages 500N & 10KN $8.00/hr
Confocal Microscope $28.00/hr
Raman Microscope $28.00/hr
XPS/UPS $27.00/hr $24.00/hr
Imaging Ellipsometer $18.00/hr
UV-Vis-NIR Spectrometer $18.00/hr
Spectrofluorometer $18.00/hr
FTIR $12.00/hr
Electron Microprobe $41.00/hr*** $36.00/hr***
FE-SEM $35.00/hr $32.00/hr
FIB (LYRA & FERA) $41.00/hr $36.00/hr
CAMECA SIMS $100.00/sample***
Thermal analysis (TMA,DSC,DMA,Hot Disk) $12.00/hr
Dielectric spectrometer $12.00/hr
Sputter Coater $12.00/run
Electropolishers (TenuPol & LectroPol) and Optical Microscope $5.00/hr
Titan TEM $120.00/hr***
Sillicon wafer 4” $12.00/ea
Silicon wafer 3” $9.00/ea
Silcon wafer 2” $7.00/ea
Pyrex glass wafer 3” $20.00/ea

*Subsidized rates (TAMUS only):  Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

**Subsidized off-peak rates (TAMUS only): 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.; Weekend rates: 5 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Monday

***These instruments are operated by MCF staff only and an additional charge of 1 hour of assisted time is charged to internal users for sample set up and calibration.  External users pay full amount of assisted time on these instruments.

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: $60/hr
Training: instrument rate + $40/hr (staff time)

Other universities, government agencies, nonprofit

Instrument rates: 150% of rates listed above
Staff time: $102/hr
*Non-TAMU users pay instrument rate + staff time for analysis.

Companies

Instrument rates: 300% of rates listed above
Staff time: $180/hr
*Non-TAMU users pay instrument rate + staff time for analysis.