Fee Structure

Charge Rates for SMCF Facility ($/hour) – 2016/2017
InstrumentEquipment
NCMN
Specialist
NCMN
Equipment
Academic
Specialist
Academic
Equipment
Industry
Specialist
Industry
Dimension 3100 SPM
13.50 48.75 18.00 65.00 27.50 100.00
EnviroScope SPM
16.50 48.75 22.00 65.00 34.00 100.00
Bruker Dimension Icon SPM
21.00 48.75 28.00 65.00 43.00 100.00
Olympus BX51 Polarizing Microscope
15.00 48.75 20.00 65.00 30.75 100.00
Microscope Thermal Stage
4.50 48.75 6.00 65.00 9.25 100.00
Tukon Hardness Tester
13.50 48.75 18.00 65.00 27.50 100.00
204 Phoenix DSC
9.75 48.75 13.00 65.00 20.00 100.00
209 Libra TGA
9.75 48.75 13.00 65.00 20.00 100.00
Sartorius Cubis Microbalance
9.00 48.75 12.00 65.00 18.50 100.00 
High Magnetic Field (4.5T) Annealing System
 4.50  48.75  6.00  65.00  9.50 100.00 
Sample Prep.
(Saws, Polishers)
7.50 48.75 10.00 65.00 15.25 100.00

Note: This facility is a cost-recharge center and standard fees are charged to users to help defray operating expenses.
Further reduced rates apply to NCMN F & A Grant users.
A Non-NCMN user is any University researcher who is not a member of NCMN or is not doing work for a member of NCMN.
*SPM probe provided by NCMN SPM facility in the work for any user is added to the above hourly charge.

  • AFM probe: $30
  • STM probe: $20
  • PFM /EFM probe: $45
  • MFM probe: $60

* DSC, TGA sample Crucible: Al pans and lids--$1.5/set, Al2O3 pan--$42/each.
*Minimum time one-half hour will be charged corresponding to hourly rates.