Charge Rates for SMCF Facility ($/hour) – 2020/2021
InstrumentEquipment
NCMN
Specialist
NCMN
Equipment
Academic
Specialist
Academic
Equipment
Industry
Specialist
Industry
Dimension 3100 SPM
21.00 53.00 25.00 65.00 38.50 100.00
EnviroScope SPM
21.00 53.00 25.00 65.00 38.50 100.00
Bruker Dimension Icon SPM
29.00 53.00 35.00 65.00 53.75 100.00
Sample Prep (saws, polishers)
14.00 53.00 19.00 65.00 24.50 100.00
Olympus Polarizing Microscope/Thermal Stage
9.00 53.00 10.00 65.00 15.25 100.00
Tukon Hardness Tester
17.00 53.00 20.00 65.00 30.75 100.00
204 Phoenix DSC
15.50 53.00 18.00 65.00 29.00 100.00
209 Libra TGA
15.50 53.00 18.00 65.00 29.00 100.00
Sartorius Cubis Microbalance
10.50 53.00 12.00 65.00 18.50 100.00 
XPS
30.00 53.00 37.00 65.00 56.00 100.00
XPS-Degrassing
1.50 53.00 1.75 65.00 2.00 100.00
Attocube-LTHM-SPM
31.00 53.00 38.00 65.00 60.00 100.00
Attocube-LTHM-SPM Pumpdown/Cooling
1.00 53.00 1.50 65.00 2.50 100.00

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 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--$45/each.