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/hr
External (industry) user fee: $200/hr
Reduced rates are available for automated overnight runs
Titan Themis S/TEM
Internal (Rice) user fee: $125/hr
External (academic & non-profit) user fee: $186/hr
External (industry) user fee: $275/hr
Training is charged at the same rate as usage.
Technician Assistance/Paid Work
An extra fee is charged for work done by a technician rather than a trained student/scientist, as follows:
External-not for profit: $110/hr
External-for profit: $120/hr