Rates

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Instrument Use

All rates ar hourly (minimum charge time is 0.25 h). Rates are for July 19, 2005-September 1, 2006.

NU Sponsored Research (on CUFS) External Projects (not on CUFS)
Instrument Time Technical Assistance/Research Instrument Time Technical Assistance/Research
LEAP Tomograph (Laser Pulsing) $70 $86 $300 $100
LEAP Tomograph (Voltage Pulsing) $60 $86 $250 $100
3DAP Tomograph $6 $86 $25 $100
Metallographic Saw $10 $86 $50 $100
Imago Electropointer $10 $86 $20 $100
Electropolisher $5 $86 $10 $100
PC Workstation (IVAS) $10 $86 $50 $100
Mac (ADAM/Apex/IVAS) $10 $86 $50 $100
General Consultation $86 $100

Consumables

NU Sponsored Research (on CUFS) External Projects (not on CUFS)
Copper Crimps $2 $2
Glass Cell $80 $80
CD-R $1 $1
DVD+/-R $2 $2
Jewel Cases $1 $1
Data Recovery Due to User Error $500 $500
Shipping of Media Varies Varies

Software Rental

Individuals collaborating with LEAP 3000 Metrology System owners may rent IVAS software. Rental is subject to the following conditions:

  • Rental licenses are purchasable in 1-month increments, up to 1 year
  • The owner of a LEAP 3000 Metrology System system must identify the end user as a collaborator.
  • The commercial transaction is best accomplished by having the LEAP 3000 Metrology System owner place the order for software rental with Imago on behalf of the collaborator.
  • If there is a 1 month or greater lapse in the rental then the rental must be re-started.
  • IVAS will be locked with a data file stamp so that only certain files may be analyzed.
  • Training fee waived with minimum 3-month license purchase.
First month $2,500
Additional months $1,000
8 hours of end-user training at NU $1,000