Rates & Reservations

Instrument bookings are done via FOM. Only trained users can book the EMC instruments.


Helios 660 SEM/FIB

Internal (Rice) user fee:  $75/hr, $50/hr SEM only (no FIB). To get the $50/hr rate, users must leave a note in their FOM reservation

External (academic & non-profit) user fee: $117.50/hr, $78.25/hr SEM only (no FIB).  To get the $78.25 rate, users must leave note in their FOM reservation that says “SEM only.”

External (industry) user fee: $200/hr

Reduced rates are available for automated overnight runs


Titan Themis S/TEM

Internal (Rice) user fee:  $80/hr

External (academic & non-profit) user fee: $125/hr

External (industry) user fee: $210/hr


Technician Assistance/Paid Work

An extra fee is charged for work done by a technician rather than a trained student/scientist, as follows:

Internal: $70/hr

External-not for profit: $110/hr

External-for profit: $120/hr