Rates

Overview

Recharge recovery is necessary to sustain the ongoing viability of the MPML and support service contracts, equipment maintenance, and user training. A flat per group User Facility Access Fee supports use of most instruments by trained users without hourly charges. Instruments are organized into Tiers 0-4 based on complexity and training time required for typical operation. Users are responsible for all consumable supplies including cuvettes, solvents, pipettes, coverslips, AFM tips, SEM stubs, evaporation materials, etc. Some consumable supplies such as AFM probes, deposition materials, and 3D printer materials may be purchased from the lab. All External users must provide a valid PO before access is granted or services are provided.

User Facility Access Fee

The User Facility Access Fee provides user access to all instrumentation, training for Tier 0 instruments, usage of Tier 0-3 instruments, and ongoing support for all instruments. The User Facility Access fee is charged quarterly per PI group and covers up to 10 users per group. The User Facility Access Fee will be charged only when a group uses our tools. It is not an automatic subscription and may not be pro-rated.

Instrument User Hourly Fees

Most instruments (Tiers 0-3) do not have hourly usage fees and are supported by the User Facility Access Fee. Tier 4 instruments, such as our SEMs, have hourly fees to support expensive service contracts.

Instrument User Training Fees

Training is required for access to instruments. Training fees are flat fees charged per user. Most training and required practice sessions for routine operation may be completed in 2 to 4 hours, although occasionally more time may be necessary. Advanced technique training may be requested after standard training is completed. Refresher training sessions may be required if a user has not used a tool for several months, especially if they do not immediately start using a tool after initial training.

Staff Service, Assistance Special Projects, and Consulting

We are primarily a user facility but from time-to-time Staff may provide special projects, consulting, or measurements as service. This includes assisted operation of instruments for or with users. In these cases, staff time will be charged in addition to instrument time (if applicable).

Rate Sheets

Effective July 1st, 2020

User Facility Access Fee and Service Rates

The User Facility Access Fee is charged quarterly per PI group and may not be pro-rated. Quarters start Jan 1st, April 1st, July 1st, & Oct 1st. The User Facility Access Fee is not an automatic subscription and will only be charged when a PI group uses our tools. Staff time for assisted usage, service, and special projects will be charged in addition to any applicable instrument time and consumables.

Internal Affiliate External Nonprofit External Industrial
User Facility Access Fee $150/qtr $240/qtr $300/qtr
Staff Assisted Usage $60/hr $95/hr $120/hr
Staff Service $60/hr $95/hr $120/hr
Staff Special Projects $60/hr $95/hr $120/hr

User Training Fees

Training is required for access to instruments. Training fees are flat fees charged per user. Tier 0 instruments do not have training fees and are supported by the User Facility Access Fee.

Instrument Tier Internal Affiliate External Nonprofit External Industrial
Zeiss Merlin SEM 4 $240/user $380/user $480/user
Thermo NanoSEM SEM 4 $240/user $380/user $480/user
Bruker Multimode 5 AFM (Basic) 3 $240/user $380/user $480/user
Bruker Multimode 8 AFM 3 $240/user $380/user $480/user
Bruker MS-10 STM 3 $240/user $380/user $480/user
Asylum Cypher ES AFM 3 $240/user $380/user $480/user
Asylum MFP-3D-BIO AFM 3 $240/user $380/user $480/user
Horiba LabRAM HR Evo Raman  3 $240/user $380/user $480/user
Olympus LEXT OLS5000 2 $90/user $142.50/user $180/user
Horiba Fluorolog 3  2 $90/user $142.50/user $180/user
Agilent Cary 5000 UMA  2 $90/user $142.50/user $180/user
Malvern Zetasizer NanoZS DLS 2 $90/user $142.50/user $180/user
TAI SDT 600 2 $90/user $142.50/user $180/user
TAI TGA 5500 2 $90/user $142.50/user $180/user
TAI DSC 2500 2 $90/user $142.50/user $180/user
Anton Paar SVM3001 Viscometer 2 $90/user $142.50/user $180/user
KRÜSS DSA100 Drop Shape Analyzer 2 $90/user $142.50/user $180/user
KRÜSS K100 Force Tensiometer 2 $90/user $142.50/user $180/user
ULS VLS4.60 Laser Cutter 2 $90/user $142.50/user $180/user
3D Printers 2 $90/user $142.50/user $180/user
V&N E-gun Evaporator 1 $90/user $142.50/user $180/user
Thermal Evaporator Au 1 $90/user $142.50/user $180/user
Thermal Evaporator General 1 $90/user $142.50/user $180/user

User Instrument Usage Fees

Tier 4 instruments have hourly fees to support expensive service contracts. Tier 0-3 instruments do not have hourly usage fees and are supported by the User Facility Access Fee.

Instrument Tier Internal Affiliate External Nonprofit External Industrial
Zeiss Merlin SEM 4 $35/hr $55/hr $70/hr
Thermo NanoSEM SEM 4 $35/hr $55/hr $70/hr

AFM Probes

The lab maintains a small stock of common cantilevers and probes for user recharge purchases. Users are welcome to bring their own probes and may need to purchase their own specialty or non-standard probes.

AFM Probe Internal Affiliate External Nonprofit External Industrial
Arrow UHFAuD $60 $94.80 $120
FS-1500AuD $59 $93.22 $118
AC55TS $45 $71.10 $90
BL-AC40TS BioLever Mini $40 $63.20 $80
BL-RC150VB Biolever $35 $55.30 $70
AC10DS BioLever Fast $90 $142.20 $180
USC-G5-k30 $98 $154.84 $196
ASYELEC-01 $29 $45.82 $58
AC240TS-R3 $27 $42.66 $54
AC240TG $27 $42.66 $54
AC160TS-R3 $27 $42.66 $54
AC240BSA-R3 $35 $55.30 $70
RC800-PB $33 $52.14 $66
AppNano ACTA $13 $20.54 $26
ScanAsyst-Air $12.50 $19.75 $25
ScanAsyst-Air-HR $15 $23.70 $30
ScanAsyst-Fluid $12.50 $19.75 $25
ScanAsyst-Fluid+ $12.50 $19.75 $25
ScanAsyst-Air-HPI SS $59.50 $94.01 $119
RTESPA-150 $17.50 $27.65 $35
RTESPA-300 $17.50 $27.65 $35
RTESPA-525 $17.50 $27.65 $35

Coating and Evaporation Materials

Coating materials and precious metals are typically recharged per coated nm. Users must request approval for non-standard materials.

Material Technique Internal Affiliate External Nonprofit External Industrial
Pt/Pd Sputter $3.75/nm $5.93/nm $7.00/nm
Pt Sputter $7.50/nm $11.85/nm $15.00/nm
Au Sputter $7.50/nm $11.85/nm $15.00/nm
Ag Sputter $1.00/nm $1.58/nm $2.00/nm
Au E-beam $1.16/nm $1.83/nm $2.32/nm

3D Printer Materials

3D printer materials are typically recharged per gram, meter, and/or mL material used.

Material Printer Internal Affiliate External Nonprofit External Industrial
VeroWhitePlus RGD835 Stratasys Connex350 $0.30/g $0.47/g $0.60/g
VeroClear RGD810 Stratasys Connex350 $0.33/g $0.52/g $0.66/g
VeroBlue RGD840 Stratasys Connex350 $0.29/g $0.46/g $0.58/g
VeroBlackPlus RGD837 Stratasys Connex350 $0.30/g $0.47/g $0.60/g
TangoBlackPlus FLX980 Stratasys Connex350 $0.33/g $0.52/g $0.66/g
Support SUP705 Stratasys Connex350 $0.23/g $0.36/g $0.46/g
Clear Resin Form2 $0.18/mL $0.28/mL $0.36/mL
White Resin Form2 $0.18/mL $0.28/mL $0.36/mL
Grey Resin Form2 $0.18/mL $0.28/mL $0.36/mL
PLA (Standard) Ultimaker $0.33/m $0.52/m $0.66/m
PVA Support Ultimaker $0.68/m $1.07/m $1.36/m

Waterjet Supplies

Our ProtoMAX waterjet cutting system consumes 85 HPX garnet. Material is recharged per minute of cutting based on standard flow rates.

Supplies Internal Affiliate External Nonprofit External Industrial
85 HPX Garnet $0.50/min $0.79/min $1.00/min