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VINSE User Fees

FY21 user fees (8/3/20-6/30/21)

Analytical

Vanderbilt personnel hourly rate: $20 
VUMC, Fisk, TSU and Meharry hourly rate: $20
External universities & non-profit partners hourly rate: $22
Industry and external for-profit partners hourly rate: $32 

Bruker AFM

Vanderbilt personnel hourly rate: $40
VUMC, Fisk, TSU and Meharry hourly rate: $40
External universities & non-profit partners hourly rate: $44
Industry and external for-profit partners hourly rate: $65 

Helios FIB/SEM

Vanderbilt personnel hourly rate: $70
VUMC, Fisk, TSU and Meharry hourly rate: $70
External universities & non-profit partners hourly rate: $77
Industry and external for-profit partners hourly rate: $179

Merlin SEM

Vanderbilt personnel hourly rate: $55
VUMC, Fisk, TSU and Meharry hourly rate: $55
External universities & non-profit partners hourly rate: $60
Industry and external for-profit partners hourly rate: $90

Osiris S/TEM

Vanderbilt personnel hourly rate: $70
VUMC, Fisk, TSU and Meharry hourly rate: $70
External universities & non-profit partners hourly rate: $77
Industry and external for-profit partners hourly rate: $192

Cleanroom

TIER 0 - Cleanroom 
Vanderbilt personnel hourly rate: $35
VUMC, Fisk, TSU and Meharry hourly rate: $35
External universities & non-profit partners hourly rate: $39
Industry and external for-profit partners hourly rate: $65 

TIER 1 - E-Beam Lithography (EBL) additional charge 
Vanderbilt personnel hourly rate: $21
VUMC, Fisk, TSU and Meharry hourly rate: $21
External universities & non-profit partners hourly rate: $23
Industry and external for-profit partners hourly rate: $67 

Specimen Prep and 3D Printing

Vanderbilt personnel hourly rates: 
Prusa i3 mk3s (PLA/ABS/PETG): $4 
Prusa i3 mk3s (FlexFill/Ninjaflex): $5 
Prusa SL1 (tough resin): $5 
Prusa SL1 (flexible resin): $6
BVOH support add on: $1

Grinding & Polishing – 
Sand paper: $2
Polishing cloth & Slurry: $20
Lapping film & diamond paste: $50
Gold deposit: $10


Professional Staff Hourly Service Fee

VINSE offers staff support for users who wish to use the facilities remotely. VINSE professional staff are able to perform your measurements, imaging, and analysis in your absence for a service fee. The VINSE undergraduate Tech Crew is also available to support many processes in the cleanroom without a service fee. To inquire about these services, please contact the VINSE administrative office.  Internal $50,  External universities & non-profit partners hourly rate: $55; Industry and external for-profit partners hourly rate: $80