Microscopes, Spectrometers, and Triboindenter
|Hourly Rates||Daytime *||Evening, Night & Weekend||Training/Operator Assistance||Service ‡|
|State of Michigan Academic Users||$48||$39 ***||$55||$75|
|Non-Michigan Academic Users||$62 **||–||$71 **||$110 **|
|Industry or Non-Academic Users||$161 **||–||$71 **||$150 **|
Sample Preparation Equipment
Coater (per use)
|State of Michigan Academic Users||$9.15||$12.30|
|Non-Michigan Academic Users||$15.5 **||$16**|
|Industry or Non-Academic Users||$25 **||$25 **|
* Daytime is defined as Mon-Fri, 8:00-17:00.
** These charges include university indirect costs, which must be charged to outside users in accordance to the university’s fiscal policy.
*** Evening and weekend rate applies only to users from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
‡ Service rates are for the performance of experiments and/or analyses by (MC)2 staff. This is in addition to the hourly rate for instrument usage.
A one-hour minimum use charge applies to all sessions, even if less than one hour. This is at the daytime rate.
Cancellation is allowed without charge 4+ hours in advance of the reservation time. The minimum use charge applies to a late cancellation. No-show/no-cancels are charged for the full reservation time.
Triboindenter: Users requiring high temperature operation will be asked to bring their own tip.
An additional 2.7% fee applies for payments by credit cards.
All publications resulting from work at (MC)2 or including results obtained at (MC)2 should acknowledge the University of Michigan College of Engineering for financial support and the Michigan Center for Materials Characterization for use of the instruments and staff assistance.
Authorship or acknowledgements of specific (MC)2 staff member(s) should also be considered following accepted authorship guidelines and discussed with the appropriate staff member.
Usage may be considered either the difference between log-in and log-out times, or the length of a scheduled reservation. Please contact staff before use to find which case applies.