User Fees

Our instrumentation rates are structured such that we are non-competitive with private enterprise. Internal user rates are based on Mines’ actual costs of maintaining the the instruments and the laboratories they’re housed in. External user rates reflect Mines’ direct, indirect and overhead costs associated with maintaining and providing access to the labs and instruments, as well as market surveys of comparable services provided by commercial (private) laboratories.

Instrument Rates (effective January 1, 2022)

Clean Room Access & Processing

NanofabricationInternal RateExternal Academic RateExternal Rate
Clean Room - Other$20/hr$32/hr$120/hr
Clean Room - Photolithography$25/hr$40/hr$130/hr
High Temperature Furnaces$25/hr$40/hr$100/hr
Plasma Preen$20/hr$32/hr$145/hr
Rapid Thermal Annealer$25/hr$40/hr$100/hr
Reactive Ion Etchers $20/hr$32/hr$145/hr
UV Mask Aligner$25/hr$40/hr$130/hr
Wire Bonder$35/hr$56/hr$140/hr
Technical Assistance$60/hr$98/hr$125/hr

 

Surface Characterization Internal RateExternal Academic RateExternal Rate
4 Point Probe$20/hr$32/hr$120/hr
Digital Instruments AFM$25/hr$40/hr$120/hr
Electrical Probe Station $20/hr$32/hr$120/hr
Hall System$25/hr$40/hr$75/hr
Janis Cryostat$7/hr$40/hr$100/hr
Phenom SEM$25/hr$40/hr$175/hr
Profilometer$20/hr$32/hr$120/hr
Solar Simulator$25/hr$40/hr$120/hr
UV-VIs Spectrometer$20/hr$32/hr$100/hr
Technical Assistance$60/hr$98/hr$125/hr

 

Thin Film DepositionInternal RateExternal Academic RateExternal Rate
AJA Sputtering system$40/hr$57/hr$150/hr
AJA UHV Multi Deposition System$40/hr$57/hr$200/hr
Angstrom Thermal evaporator$25/hr$40/hr$130/hr
High Temperature Thermal Evaporator$30/hr$48/hr$130/hr
Semicore Sputtering System$40/hr$57/hr$150/hr
Tabletop Gold Sputter Coater$25/hr$40/hr$130/hr
Gold charge per nm$1/nm$1/nm$1/nm
Technical Assistance$60/hr$98/hr$125/hr

 

Electron & Scanning Probe Microscopy

InstrumentInternal RateExternal Academic RateExternal Rate
ASYLUM MFP-3D Scanning Probe Microscope$35/hr$53/hr$100/hr
Digital Instruments AFM$25/hr$40/hr$120/hr
FEI Helios Nanolab FIB/SEM$62/hr$94/hr$310/hr
FEI Quanta 600i Environmental SEM$30/hr$46/hr$185/hr
FEI Talos F200X TEM/STEM$70/hr$106/hr$350/hr
FEI Tecnai T12$45/hr$68/hr$180/hr
JEOL JSM-7000F Field Emission SEM$35/hr$53/hr$240/hr
Keyence VHX-5000$25/hr$38/hr$180/hr
Phenom SEM$25/hr$40/hr$175/hr
Profilometer$20/hr$32/hr$120/hr
Tescan S8252G Raman-SEM/FIB$62/hr$94/hr$310/hr
WiTec Laser Confocal Raman Microscope$25/hr$38/hr
$210/hr
Technical Assistance$60/hr$98/hr$125/hr

 

 

Sample PreparationInternal RateExternal Academic RateExternal RateTraining Fee
EM Lab Vibromet$2/hr$4/hr$5/hr
JEOL Cross-Section Polisher$5/hr$8/hr
$12/hr
Hummer Gold Sputter Coater$8/run$12/run$12/run
Cressington Carbon Sputter Coater$2/run$4/run$4/run

Mass Spectrometry

InstrumentInternal RateExternal Academic RateExternal Rate
Cameca LEAP 4000X SI$92/hr$151/hr$460/hr
IonTOF TOF-SIMS.V$104/hr$157/hr$550/hr
Sciex 5500 Triple Quad$30.32/sample
Sciex x500R QToF$31.20/sample

 

Mechanical Testing

InstrumentInternal RateExternal Academic RateExternal Rate
DSI Gleeble 3800-GTC$10/hr$15/hr$175/hr
Electromechanical Load Frames$10/hr$15/hr$175/hr
Fatigue Machines$2.50/hr$15/hr$44/hr
Servohydraulic Load Frames$10/hr$15/hr$175/hr
MTS Exceed Impact Tester$10/hr$15/hr$175/hr
Technical Assistance$60/hr$98/hr$125/hr

 

X-ray Diffraction & Computed Tomography

InstrumentInternal RateExternal Academic RateExternal Rate
Panalytical X’Pert Pro $23/hr$35/hr$105/hr
Malvern Panalytical Empyrean X-ray Diffractometer$38/hr$56/hr$200/hr
Zeiss Versa 520 XCT$80/hr$94/hr$338/hr
Technical Assistance$60/hr$98/hr$125/hr

 

X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

InstrumentInternal RateExternal Academic RateExternal Rate
Environmental XPS$80/hr$122$300/hr
Technical Assistance$60/hr$98/hr$125/hr