User Fees

The following daily rates apply to all non-University of Minnesota users, and are subject to change. University of Minnesota uses should contact us ( Daily rates may be pro-rated, but the minimum charge is for one half-day.

Mail-in samples are subject to the per-sample measurement fees, see our service fee table for details.

Vibrating Sample Magnetometers

Daily Rate

     Princeton Measurements micro-VSM (at room-temp)


     Princeton Measurements micro-VSM (at high-temp)


     Princeton Measurements micro-VSM (at low-temp)


     Lake Shore VSM (at room-temp)


     Lake Shore VSM (at low/high temp)



Magnetic Properties Measurement System (MPMS)

Daily Rate

     MPMS-XL (“Big Red”)


     MPMS3 (“SQUID-VSM”)



Susceptometers/Susceptibility Bridges

Daily Rate

     Kappabridge susceptibility bridge (high temperature)


     MFK1-FA   susceptibility bridge


     Magnon VFSM susceptibility bridge



Superconducting Rock Magnetometers

Daily Rate

     U-channel magnetometer with track system (DC SQUIDs)



Paleomagnetic equipment 

Daily Rate

Paleomagnetic furnaces


AF (de)magnetizer



Magnetic Microscopy

Daily Rate

     Magnetic Force Microscope (MFM, Asylum) room-temperature


     Magnetic Force Microscope (MFM, Asylum), high-temperature


     Quantum Diamond Microscope (QDM, Harvard)   $192.09


Mössbauer Spectrometers*

Daily Rate



     Low-temperature, in-field (5.5 T)


     Low-temperature closed-cycle refrigerator


     Low-temperature, He dewar




still no charge 


*Mössbauer runs must be performed by IRM staff and additional charges apply (see service fee table.)

Low-temperature VSM/AGM measurements are currently not available due to helium shortage.

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