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2020 Rates

John de Laeter Centre Services and Price List (2020) Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs Collaborative Partner Costs
Sensitive High Resolution Ion MicroProbe (SHRIMP)
SHRIMP Usage (10 hour day; 2 U-Pb ages per day with night runner) $1,875 $2,130
SHRIMP Night Runner (per shift) $675.00 $810
Weekend/Public Holiday (experienced users only; per day) $1,035 $1,250
Setup costs (per day) $135 $160
Gold coating (per sample) $20 $25
Mount preparation (per sample by prior arrangement) N/A $210
Laser Ablation Mass Spectrometry
LA-SC-ICPMS (QMS – per day) $1,687 $3,456
LA-MC-ICPMS (multicollector – per day) $2,162 $4,428
LA-SS-ICPMS (split stream- per day) $2,929 $5,998
Technical Support (set-up of instruments; per hour) $177 $216
Data Processing + Reporting (per hour) $137 $167
Sample selection (grain selection for preparation for mounts:per hour) $114 $140
Uranium-Helium Geo/Thermochronology
Apatite conventional U-He (per sample) $650 $850
Zircon conventional U-He (per sample) $1,200 $1,350
Additional technical labour charges (per hour) $160 $200
Sample Preparation
Crushing & Selfrag: Up to 1 kg (per sample) $150 $185
Crushing & Selfrag: Up to 1 kg(per sample by client) $100 N/A
$ per every extra kg $38 $45
$ per every extra kg (by client) $24 N/A
Selfrag Training $50 N/A
Panning, sieving, elutriation (per sample) $24 $50
Magnetic separation (per sample) $60 $77
Heavy liquids (per sample) $60 $80
Heavy liquids (per sample) by the client $5 $15
SHRIMP mount preparation (per mount) $130 $170
Ar-Ar Geochronology
40Ar/39Ar Analysis (per sample) 695* $990
Sample preparation fee (per hour) $90 $115
 *Lowest rate applies only to ANU, UQ, Utas, Uadel, USyd, Macquarie, JCU, UWA and CSIRO researchers as per ARC multi-institutional agreement
Radiogenic Isotope Analysis
Re-Os model age of molybdenite (per sample) $1,150 $1,860
Re-Os geochronology via isochron (per analysis): 5-7 analyses required $650 $780
Sm-Nd isotope analysis (per sample) $490-$590* $588-$705*
Pb isotope analysis – whole rock (per sample) $400-$480* $480-$576*
Pb isotope analysis – galena $350-$420* $420-$500*
Data interpretation and reporting (per hour) $150 $180
*For batches less than 10 samples
Experimental HP/HT Geochemistry
HP-HT Experimental Facility Usage (per day) $650 $850
Consumables (e.g. Pt capsules, acids, etc.) At cost At cost
Other labour (per hour) $100 $130
Atom Probe Analysis
CAMECA LEAP Atom Probe (per day) $2,000 $2,000
Operator/Analyst (per day of Atom Probe usage) $500 $500
X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
Registration – one-time fee for new users $50 $50
Instrument access (per hour) $100 $100
Instrument access (full day rate) $600 $600
Instrument access (bulk buy 100 hours) $5,000 $5,000
Staff assistance: non-collaborative (per hour) $85 POA
Staff assistance: collaborative (per hour) POA POA
X-ray Diffraction and Scattering
Registration – one-time fee for new users $50 $90
Training – sample preparation $85 $105
Training – instrument usage $170 $210
Advanced training courses – as promulgated $100 $100
Administration fee for urgent jobs $100 $100
XRD (per sample, per hour) $30 $35
In-situ XRD (per day) $180 $215
SAXS  (per hour) $200 $240
XRD sample preparation (per sample, by user) $6 $8
XRD sample preparation (per sample, by staff) $91 $113
Technical assistance – operation/training (per hour) $85 $105
Data analysis/reporting (per hour) $220 $265
Analytical specialist assistance : collaborative (per hour) POA POA
Tescan Lyra FIB-SEM
Instrument access (per hour) $70 $70
Instrument access (full day rate) $400 $400
Instrument access (bulk buy 100 hours) $3,500 $3,500
Staff assistance : non-collaborative (per hour) $85 POA
Staff assistance : collaborative (per hour) POA POA
Iontof M6 ToF-SIMS
Instrument access (per hour – minimum booking 2hrs) $100 $100
Instrument access (full day rate) $600 $600
Instrument access (bulk buy 100 hours) $5,000 $5,000
Staff assistance : non-collaborative (per hour) $85 POA
Staff assistance : collaborative (per hour) POA POA
Kratos AXIS Ultra DLD
Instrument access (per hour) $100 $100
Instrument access (full day rate) $600 $600
Instrument access (bulk buy 100 hours) $5,000 $5,000
Staff assistance $85 POA
Staff assistance (collaborative) POA POA

 

Microscopy and Microanalysis  Curtin Users MOU Users Collaborative Partner Costs
Registration fee – assisted user $50 $50 tba
Registration and hands-on training (up to 2 hours/SEM and 4 hours for TEM) $350 $350 tba
Advanced training courses are available at scheduled times $50-100 $50-100 tba
Administration fee for urgent jobs involving queue-jumping and/or rescheduling $100 $100 tba
Registration fee plus basic training
Instrument Subscriptions
Only major instruments below are covered by subscriptions. Labour, sample preparation equipment, and consumables are not included.
Individual UG student (assisted only, 25 hours per 12 month period) $250 $450 tba
HDR student – MSc or PhD (100 hours per 12 month period) $1,150 $1,800 tba
HDR student – MSc or PhD (uncapped hours per 12 month period) $1,800 $2,500 tba
Individual researcher (150 hours per 12 month period) $2,750 $4,500 tba
Individual researcher (uncapped hours per 12 month period) $5,900 $8,000 tba
Research group (100 hours per 12 month period, for maximum of 5 people) $4,000 $5,500 tba
Electron Microscopy
Light Microscopes (per hour) $10 $15 tba
SEM – Viga (per hour) $55 $90 tba
FESEM – Neon, Mira & Clara (per hour) $70 $110 tba
TIMA – Automated Mineral Liberation Analysis (per hour) $55 $90 tba
FEG-TEM – Talos (per hour) $80 $110 tba
Technical labour – operation/training (per hour) $85 $135 tba
Technical labour – additional training (per hour) $65 $110 tba
Data interpretation/reporting (per hour) $145 $220 tba
Sample Preparation
Mount preparation in resin  (per sample, by staff)* $10 $15 tba
Mount polishing (per sample, by staff)* $50 $60 tba
Mount preparation in resin and polishing (per sample, by staff)* $60 $75 tba
EBSD polishing (per batch, by user) $20 $25 tba
EBSD polising (per batch, by staff) $40 $45 tba
Ion milling (per sample, by user) $30 $60 tba
Ion milling: cross-sectional (per hour by user) $22 $45 tba
Evaporative carbon coating (per coat)** $15 $25 tba
Platinum sputter coating (per coat)** $20 $30 tba
* Although every effort will be made to process quickly, allow up to four weeks turnaround
** Allow for one week turnaround, double cost for urgent batches, treble for within 24 hours