Costs
Surface Analysis Services
AUSSL provides contractual surface analysis services to outside customers.  Our
sample turnaround time is excellent and our pricing is far below commercial surface
analytical laboratories.
Technique
Hourly Rate*
AUGER ELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY (AES)
(using a Kratos XSAM 800 surface system)
$200
X-RAY PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY (XPS)
(using a Kratos XSAM 800 surface system)
$200
SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY (SEM)
(using a Cambridge Stereoscan 200 system)
$100
ENERGY DISPERSIVE X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY (EDX)
(using an iXRF/Noran spectrometer)
$100
MASS SPECTROSCOPY (QMS)
(using a UTI 100C mass spectrometer, 1-300 amu)
$150
INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY (FTIR)
(using a Perkin-Elmer 1600 spectrometer)
$100
X-RAY FLUORESCENCE SPECTROSCOPY (XRF)
(using a Seiko SFT-7000)
$250
RUTHERFORD BACKSCATTERING SPECTROSCOPY (RBS)
(using a tandem National Electrostatics Accelerator)
$313
*Average time per standard surface analysis (sample preparation, machine time,
data analysis, writeup) is 3 hours for AES and 4 hours for XPS.  Price is roughly
50% of commercial analytical laboratories.