I²AT provides access to some of the most advanced electron microscopy and microanalysis instruments available. We strive to keep operating costs under control in order to offer users access to these instruments at a reasonable rate. The fees we charge are necessary to provide annual service contracts and other operating costs required to keep our instruments running at peak performance and fund our operating staff to assist in acquiring useful data.
|Bio-Sample Preparation TEM (I2AT preps sample)||250||315||500|
|Material-Sample Preparation TEM (I2AT preps sample)||*||**||***|
|Bio-Sample Preparation SEM (I2AT preps sample)||250||315||500|
|Bio-Sample Preparation SEM (I2AT preps sample)||*||**||***|
|Sample Preparation TEM (unassisted)||25||30||50|
|Sample Preparation SEM (unassisted)||25||30||50|
|Ion Mill [SEM/TEM] (unassisted) per sample||200||250||400|
|TEM (I²AT operates scope)||125||155||250|
|SEM (I2AT operates scope)||110||140||220|
|Atomic forces Microscope [AFM] (unassisted)||30||50||70|
|MRI (GE) Signa Excite 3.0T||600||600||900|
|X-ray CT (Nikon) XT H 225 ST||75||95||185|
|Optical Microscope (ZEISS) Axiovert 200||25||30||60|
|Differential Scanning Calorimeter||50||65||100|
|Dilatometer (UNITHERM) 1161H||50||65||100|
|Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (TA Instruments) Q800||50||65||100|
|Microhardness (Leco) LM300 AT||35||45||70|
|LPSA (Horiba) LA-950||45||55||90|
|Spectrometer (Spectro) SpectroMaxx||45||55||90|
|Talysurf (Taylor-Hobson) CLI 2000||30||40||60|
|TGA-DTA/DSC (Setaram) SETSYS Evolution||35||45||70|
* $50-$250 Depending on the type of material and the amount of preparation required.
** Call for Quote
*** Rates for long scan time per single sample are negotiable
Large volume sample preparation rates are available, call for a quote
For any inquiry regarding the above services please contact us at (662) 325-3019
Users will be charged actual costs for supplies (per slide) and for staff time (trimming block, cutting sections, mounting, staining, processing, etc.). Contact I2AT for price quotes.
All registered users are subject to a user fee. I2AT function as nonprofit business, funding operations through fees from users. I2AT rates are computed on the Cost Principles located in Uniform Guidance. Charges to federal grants/contracts will not subsidize instruments or other users. User classes are listed below.
Because of the complexity of this instrument I2AT management anticipates the need for approximately four (4) hours of "training". Users will be charged for "beam time" and technician services during this training. When the instrument manager or technician determines that the user has achieved sufficient capabilities in the operation of the instrument, only the time needed for training and “beam time” will be charged at the combined rate. Only “beam time” will be charged if no further technical assistance is needed.
Users will be charged a minimum of one hour for the first hour, then in 15 minute increments for any time over the initial hour. Please note: Time is assessed by MR room time and NOT by scan time alone. MR room time is defined as the amount of time the MR area is not available for other clinical or research project. MR room time includes the time it takes to set up the room and protocol, prepare the subject, reconstruct the MR images, and clean up.
For Animal Procedures: Contrast costs are $75 per subject.
IACUC standards require specific cleaning practices to take place prior to any animal research activities. We cannot guarantee admittance to the animal bay area before 5:30 p.m. Please keep this in mind when scheduling the MR for animal subjects that require preparation time (e.g. anesthesia). If you schedule an MR for 5:30 p.m. for an animal subject that requires use of the animal bay area and you would like to prepare the animal for MR prior to 5:30 p.m., you can call ahead (662-325-3019) to check whether the area is ready prior to 5:30 p.m.