Service Fees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We offer a wide range of services from electron and x-ray microscopy to sample preparation.
For all new projects/service requests, we appreciate the opportunity to meet with you – whether in person, by phone, or by google hangouts/skype – to discuss your needs, limitations, timelines, and to find the best possible options for your available budget.
Upon request, we can provide an informal estimate following the above discussion of your research needs. Please be aware, however, that these are only estimates – and without getting your samples in either of these scopes, the total work involved may be different than estimated.
Consultation is always free!
Our in-house and external academic rates are listed below. We also offer expedited services for in-house and academic researchers for slightly higher rate, as well as non-academic rates. Please inquire through our service request form.

Sample Preparation Fees

Service In-house (MU System) External academic
General sample mounting (SEM or µCT) $14/hr $16/hr
Sputter coating $14/cycle $16/cycle
Embedding/cutting/polishing Increments of $85, depending on scope of work Increments of $94, depending on scope of work
Storage/shipping MU System mail, USPS flat-rate or FedEx flat-rate (customer preference); extended storage will be charged $12/business week USPS flat-rate or FedEx flat-rate (customer preference); extended storage will be charged $15/business week

Scanning Electron Microscopy

Service In-house (MU System) External academic
SEM set-up $36/hr $53/hr
SEM imaging $85/hr $154/hr
ATLAS $66/hr $106/hr
EDS or µXRF $19/hr + SEM imaging rate $35/hr + SEM imaging rate
Data reporting $15/project $25/project

X-ray Microscopy

Service In-house (MU System) External academic
µCT set-up/dummy scan $40/hr $65/hr
µCT scanning $114/hr $149/hr
Data processing $24/hr $30/hr
Avizo processing $24/hr $30/hr
Data reporting $15/project $25/project