Rates

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Instrument Use

All rates ar hourly (minimum charge time is 0.25 h). Rates effective as of 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 $90 $300 $120
LEAP Tomograph (Voltage Pulsing) $60 $90 $250 $120
3DAP Tomograph $6 $90 $25 $120
Metallographic Saw $10 $90 $50 $120
Imago Electropointer $10 $90 $20 $120
Electropolisher $5 $90 $10 $120
PC Workstation (IVAS) $10 $90 $50 $120
Mac (ADAM/Apex/IVAS) $10 $90 $50 $120
Struers Tenupol $10 $90 $20 $120
General Consultation $90 $120

Consumables, Materials and One Time Costs

NU Sponsored Research (on CUFS) External Projects (not on CUFS)
Copper Crimps $2 $2
Microtip-array post $40 $40
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