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 (irm@umn.edu). 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)

$102.05

     Princeton Measurements micro-VSM (at high-temp)

$287.67

     Princeton Measurements micro-VSM (at low-temp)

$954.07

     Lake Shore VSM (at room-temp)

$102.05

     Lake Shore VSM (at low/high temp)

$287.67

 

Magnetic Properties Measurement System (MPMS)

Daily Rate

     MPMS-XL (“Big Red”)

$301.27

     MPMS3 (“SQUID-VSM”)

$301.27

 

Susceptometers/Susceptibility Bridges

Daily Rate

     Kappabridge susceptibility bridge (high temperature)

$90.84

     MFK1-FA   susceptibility bridge

$84.04

     Magnon VFSM susceptibility bridge

$25.00

 

Superconducting Rock Magnetometers

Daily Rate

     U-channel magnetometer with track system (DC SQUIDs)

$84.04

 

Paleomagnetic equipment 

Daily Rate

Paleomagnetic furnaces

$48.02

AF (de)magnetizer

$48.02

 

Magnetic Microscopy

Daily Rate

     Magnetic Force Microscope (MFM, Asylum) room-temperature

$138.07

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

$192.09

     Quantum Diamond Microscope (QDM, Harvard)   $192.09

 

Mössbauer Spectrometers*

Daily Rate

     Room-temperature

$66.03

     Low-temperature, in-field (5.5 T)

$337.66

     Low-temperature closed-cycle refrigerator

$120.06

     Low-temperature, He dewar

$228.86

 

Coffee

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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