User fees


The rate is approved by The Univerity of Texas at Austin Accounting and Finacial Management and will be effective September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021.

Rate name Internal Higher Ed/State agencies For-Profit Distribution Base
Hybrid Rheometer $10.00 $12.00 $12.00 per hour
BI-200SM laser light scattering system $10.00 $12.00 $12.00 per hour
Cobolt laser $4.00 $5.00 $5.00 per hour
Montana Instrument $13.00 $16.00 $16.00 per hour
Andor Spectrometer $2.00 $3.00 $7.00 per hour
Carbide Laser $4.00 $5.00 $11.00 per hour
HIRO (6ev light) $5.00 $6.00 $18.00 per hour
Orpheus OPA $11.00 $14.00 $23.00 per hour
White light generator $4.00 $5.00 $19.00 per hour
NEASNOM $22.00 $28.00 $28.00 per hour

The user fees are charged on an hourly basis and stay the same for all times including after-hour usage. We charge reservation time plus excess usage. Note that even the timer is ended earlier, the entire reservation will be billed. "No show" will be billed for the entire reservation.

Example: An internal user who performs a low-temperature photoluminescent experiment (using CW laser) will reserve Cobolt laser, Andor spectrometer, and Montana Instrument cryostat. For an 8 hours and 20 minutes usage, the user should expect to be charged for $(4+2+13) per hour × 9 hours = $171.

*Training fee*: A one-time flat fee is charged at $40 per person ($50 For-Profit).