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 22 August 2019 (start of A-term 2019). Rate changes will not take effect until 30 days following a posted change.

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 actual time a light source is on.  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: $380, flat

Technical assistance rates:

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