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Service Fees

MSERF and UNF charges users for the hourly use of equipment, and for the time of technicians assisting in the preparation of samples and collection of data.  In addition, consumables and lab supplies provided by MSERF will also be expensed to users.  The fees are established in compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations, apply equally to each type of user, and are non-negotiable.

 

MSERF rates vary depending on the type of user being charged. The user categories are as follows:

  • Internal User - A UNF researcher or employee using a funded research account or internal UNF account.
  • External SUS - A Florida State University System researcher performing university research from SUS institutions other than UNF.
  • External - Users and customers from commercial/industrial/non-SUS universites, for all activities not classified as FL-SUS or internal UNF research.

Rates are shows as hourly charges.  Fractional hourly charges apply for different customers depending on customer type and nature of the work.  Technician Time is added to the equipment rate when MSERF operates equipment for users. 

 

Service Fees
Equipment Description Internal External SUS External
MIRA3 - SEM Field Emission SEM $30.00 $110.00 $250.00
VEGA3 - SEM W - Variable Pressure SEM $20.00 $90.00 $200.00
Keyence VHK-6000 Digital optical microscope $10.00 $20.00 $50.00
Keyence VK-X1000 Violet Laser Microscope $15.00 $60.00 $120.00
SPM 9700 - AFM Scanning Probe Microscope $20.00 $100.00 $200.00
XRD 6100 X-ray Diffractometer $20.00 $90.00 $200.00
AGS-X 50kN 50kN TensileTester $15.00 $50.00 $100.00
EZ-LX 5kN Tensile Tester $10.00 $50.00 $100.00
UV3600 UV-Vis Spectrometer $20.00 $100.00 $150.00
AIM9000 FTIR Microsope $20.00 $100.00 $200.00
HMV G21FA Microhardness Tester $10.00 $40.00 $80.00
Nikon Epiphot Optical Metallograph $10.00 $20.00 $50.00
VTF Atomosphere Controlled Furnace $5.00 $40.00 $40.00
Sample Coating Gold/Carbon Coater $10.00 $40.00 $90.00
TechCut Low Speed Wafering Saw $5.00 $30.00 $50.00
MetPrep3 w/Powerhead Autopolisher $10.00 $40.00 $90.00
Vibromet II Vibratory Polisher $5.00 $20.00 $50.00
Leica Ion Mill Ion mill sampler polisher $10.00 $25.00 $100.00
DSC/TGA Calorimeter and Gravimetric Analyzer $15.00 $90.00 $150.00
Workstation PC for Data Processing $5.00 $10.00 $25.00
Technician Time Staff operator and support $20.00 $30.00 $50.00
Lab Hosting Fee 1/2 Day (External Only)     $500.00