XPS User Policies and Rates

Policies

The name of any lab member that assists in data collection and Grimm’s name will appear in co-authorship on any manuscript that materially benefits from instrument use.  This generally will include data presented in graphical or summary form (in either a manuscript or its supporting information section) and/or interpretations thereof.

Rates

XPS User Rates as of 15 July 2021. Rate changes will not take effect until 30 days following a posted change and will not affect any quoted rate for external clients until the expiration of that quote.

Instrument resources include the instrument itself with XPS (Al mono and Al/Mg twin), UPS (He I or He II), TPD (contact Grimm), Ar+ sputtering, neutralizer, and stage heater.  See the intro page to our instrument for details.  For XPS/UPS, rates are charged according to total time in the instrument with one free hour for a minimal pump-in time.  Overnight usage rates are capped at four hours for up to twelve hours of use to encourage nighttime use.

For TPD, see Grimm.

Resources further include the possibility of air-free transfer from a nitrogen-purged recirculating glovebox via an air-free sample suitcase.  Rates are charged as technical assistance according to actual time spent.

Analysis and interpretation rates are charged as technical assistance according to actual time spent.

Instrument rates (XPS and UPS.  Contact Grimm for TPD rates):

  • WPI community, free.
  • Academic, non-WPI, free.
  • Industry, 8am-8pm: $95/hour
  • Industry, 8pm-8am: $95/hour up to a maximum of $380

XPS instrument technical assistance rates (graduate student):

  • WPI community, free.
  • Academic, non-WPI, free.
  • Industry: $100/hour

XPS instrument and laboratory technical assistance rates (PI Grimm):

  • WPI community, free.
  • Academic, non-WPI, free.
  • Industry: $200/hour

Instrument and laboratory consulting rates (PI Grimm):

  • WPI community, free.
  • Industry: $300/hour

We will generate quotes upon request.