Equipment Usage Fees

C2E2 On-Site Instrumentation Room

FEI Quanta 250 FEG Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM) – This equipment is a very versatile, high resolution, low vacuum FEG SEM with extended low volume capabilities. In addition, this equipment has the unique capability that includes a 1000 °C heating stage which allows samples to be heated while the user records in-situ morphological changes.

Bruker D8 Advance High Temperature X-Ray Diffractometer – This equipment is a state of the art x-ray diffraction system with high precision, two-circle goniometers with independent stepper motors and optical encoders. The goniometers are designed to operate either horizontally or vertically. In addition, the machine is equipped with a high temperature chamber that can operate to 1200 °C. This equipment is equipped with a LinxEye Detector that reduces run time and significantly aids with through put.

Recharge Rates - Effective October 1, 2020

(hourly rates)

Unassisted - Internal

Assisted - Internal

External Rate

Bruker XRD








Fee for Services
(hourly rates)



Data Analysis



Sample Preparation



No external users are allowed to operate the equipment due to safety reasons and the sensitivity in maintaining the equipment. Labor charges may apply.

To obtain a quote for services please contact Stoyan Bliznakov at (860) 486-4284,


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