Users 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 September 1, 2023)

Electron Microscopy

InstrumentInternal RateExternal Academic RateExternal Rate
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
Phenom SEM$25/hr$40/hr$175/hr
Tescan S8252G Raman-SEM/FIB*$62/hr$94/hr$310/hr
Hummer Gold Sputter Coater$8/run$12/run$12/run
Cressington Carbon Sputter Coater$2/run$4/run$12/run
JEOL IB-0910CP Cross-Section Polisher$5/run$8/run$12/run
Technical Assistance$60/hr$98/hr$125/hr

*Internal projects anticipating more than 12 hours per month of use on a given EM instrument, please contact the instrument manager regarding the EM bulk pricing policy.

 

 

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$425/hr
Sciex 5500 Triple Quad$35.48/sample
$390/method day
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Sciex x500R QToF$39.65/sample
$436/method day
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Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Exploris 120$39.65/sample
$436/method day
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Technical Assistance$60/hr$98/hr$125/hr

 

materials Characterization

Characterization Internal RateExternal Academic RateExternal Rate
Hall System$25/hr$40/hr$75/hr
Janis Cryostat$7/hr$40/hr$100/hr
Solar Simulator$25/hr$40/hr$120/hr
UV-VIs Spectrometer$20/hr$32/hr$100/hr
4-Probe Electrical Probe Station$20/hr$32/hr$120/hr
FTIR Spectrometer/Ellipsometer$34/hr$52/hr$135/hr
Woollam M-2000 Ellipsometer$26/hr$39/hr$135/hr
Technical Assistance$60/hr$98/hr$125/hr

 

Mechanical Testing

InstrumentInternal RateExternal Academic RateExternal Rate
DSI Gleeble 3800-GTC$30/hr$46/hr$175/hr
Electromechanical Load Frames$15/hr$23/hr$175/hr
Fatigue Machines$2.50/hr$4/hr$44/hr
Servohydraulic Load Frames$20/hr$31/hr$175/hr
MTS Exceed Impact Tester$10/hr$15/hr$175/hr
Technical Assistance$60/hr$98/hr$125/hr

 

Nanofabrication

NanofabricationInternal RateExternal Academic RateExternal Rate
Clean Room - UV Mask Aligner$25/hr$40/hr$130/hr
Clean Room - UV Laser Lithography$35/hr$56/hr$140/hr
Clean Room - Other$20/hr$32/hr$120/hr
E-beam Lithography$95/hr$155/hr$300/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
Wire Bonder$35/hr$56/hr$140/hr
Technical Assistance$60/hr$98/hr$125/hr

 

Scanning Probe and Optical 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
Keyence VHX-5000$10/hr$15/hr$180/hr
Profilometer$20/hr$32/hr$120/hr
WiTec Laser Confocal Raman Microscope$25/hr$38/hr
$210/hr
Technical Assistance$60/hr$98/hr$125/hr

 

 

TEM Sample Preparation

InstrumentInternal RateExternal Academic RateExternal Rate
Gatan Dimple Grinder II$15/hr$22/hr$75/hr
Gatan Duo Argon Ion Mill$10/hr$15/hr$50/hr
Fischione Twin-Jet Electropolisher$15/sample$22/sample$75/sample
3mm Disc Cutter/Foil Punch$5/sample$7/sample$25/sample

 

 

Thin Film Deposition

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

 

Water Quality Analysis

ProcessInternal RateExternal Academic RateExternal Rate
Ammonia$9.63/sample$14.66/sample$14.66/sample
COD$9.45/sample$14.38/sample$14.38/sample
Conductivity$5.64/sample$8.58/sample$8.58/sample
Flourescence$16.49/sample$25.09/sample$25.09/sample
IC$14.20/sample$21.60/sample$21.60/sample
Nitrate$8.93/sample$13.59/sample$13.59/sample
Nitrite$8.49/sample$12.92/sample$12.92/sample
pH$4.46/sample$6.78/sample$6.78/sample
TOC$12.46/sample$18.96/sample$18.96/sample
Total Nitrogen$10.51/sample$15.99/sample$15.99/sample
TSS$7.16/sample$10.90/sample$10.90/sample
UV$3.77/sample$5.74/sample$5.74/sample

 

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