Earth and Planetary Materials Analysis LaboratoryWestern Science

Microprobe Laboratory Pricing

updated March 24, 2017

Academic users:

Day - $55 /hr, 8 hour minimum
Evening** - $40 /hr

***Carbon coating - $10 /run (up to 7 thin sections per run)

Commercial users:

Day - $125 /hr, 8 hour minimum
Evening** - $75 /hr

***Carbon coating - $25 /run (up to 7 thin sections per run)

Preferred users*:

Day - $45 /hr, 8 hour minimum
Evening/Weekend** - $30 /hr

***Carbon coating - free

*After $5000 is spent in the fiscal year (May 1 - April 30), academic users become preferred users.  In addition to the reduced rates, preferred users will receive priority booking for instrument use.  Use of the instrument without the aid of the technician will only be allowed after sufficient training.

**Evening/Weekend rates refer to machine time for running previously set-up analyses only.

***Other surface coatings may also be possible.  Contact us to make arrangements if necessary.