Terms of conditions and Service Rates

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The Fredy & Nadine Herrmann Institute of Earth Sciences  

 Terms of conditions and Service Rates

 The Hebrew University, Jerusalem 

 

Terms of conditions and Service Rates

  1. The price per hour is valid only for users who have opened a credit account of 9000 ₪.
  2. The price per hour is valid only for user's whit credit in the account.
  3. Users cannot book when the account is in debt.
  4. Users can book for the current and the next month only.
  5. Users cannot book more than 3 days in a row.
  6. Booking by e-mail only (microbeam@mail.huji.ac.il). The Booking is valid only after receiving confirmation by e-mail.
  7. At the time of booking, you are required to provide the following information: sample type, analysis type, required elements, and analysis goal.

See: HUJI Microprobe Analysis Request Form

Booking time should be according to the attached table:

 

 Standard deviation

Detection limit (ppm)

Min booking days

 Imaging

 (SEI, BSE, CL)

 

 

 1

 EDS

 (Factory setup)

  5%

 1000

 1

 EDS

 (Mineral calibration)

 3%

 500-1000

 1-2*

 WDS

 0.5%-1%

 40-100

 2-3*

*Depends on a project.

 

  • WDS calibration cannot be performed on the same day as the analyses.

  • It is not possible to change the type of analysis or change calibration on the same day of the analyses.

  • WDS calibration takes about two hours per mineral and can be performed only by the lab staff.

  • The user can cancel an appointment without charge up to 24 hours before.

  • Calibration is performed on existing SPI standards (minerals and metals).

  • If specific standards are needed. It is the user's responsibility to provide them. 

Types and sizes of samples in the EPMA:

 

Size

Depth

Max samples

Epoxy mounts

1" (outside diameter)

1 "

6

Thin sections

4.5 X 2.6 cm

 

3

Thick samples

4.5 X 2.6 cm

1 cm

3

Large samples

7.5 X 3.5 cm

0.2 cm

1

Small samples

<1 "

<1"

6

 

Types and sizes of samples in the LA-ICP-MS:

 

Size

Depth

Max samples

Epoxy mounts

1" (outside diameter)

1 "

4

Thin/ Thick sections

.5 X 2.4 cm

1 "

1

Large samples

5 X 5 cm

1 "

1

Small samples

<1 "

<1 "

4

 

 

  • All samples must be approved by the lab staff before entering the EPMA.
  • The user is responsible for preparing his samples prior to the day of analyses (cutting, epoxy, polishing). Remember: epoxy must be prepared 48 hrs before analysis (the lab does not provide epoxy).
  • Sample preparation should be done prior to the day of analyses.
  • Polishing the samples is the user responsibility with lab staff guidance.
  • Coatings are is the lab staff responsibility.
  • Changing samples are under lab staff responsibility only.
  • The entrance to the lab is shoeless. The user should come with socks or get shoes from the lab. You will not be able to enter barefoot.
  • User can work independently only after appropriate training and the approval of the lab manager.
  • The lab manager can deny a user from independent work.
  • During unassisted time at the instrument, the user if fully liable for any damage resulted on the EPMA instrument or accessory.
  • It is user's responsibility to retrieve, back up, and process its data.
  • The lab staff will not send the data electronically. The user can send it to himself from the lab computer.
  • The lab is not a storage facility. Users are responsible to take their samples back at the end of analyses.
  • For any further questions, please feel free to contact the lab staff.

 

 

Service Rates – Electron Microscopy

The price per hour is valid only for users who have opened a credit account of 9000 ₪.

EPMA

 

users

Per hour

Per day

Sample Preparation**

 

Independent

Assist

Independent

Assist

 

IES

150

200

900

1200

50

HUJI

200

300

1200

1800

50

Academic

250

450

1500

2700

50

Industry

Please contact for quote

* All price in NIS.

** Price per sample. (A set of small samples on one mount considered as one)

 

LA-ICP-MS

users

Per hour

Per day

Sample Preparation**

 

Independent

Assist

Independent

Assist

 

IES

200

250

1200

1500

50

HUJI

250

350

1500

2100

50

Academic

300

500

1800

3000

50

Industry

Please contact for quote

* All price in NIS.

** Price per sample. (A set of small samples on one mount considered as one)

Booking:

E-mail for booking: microbeam@mail.huji.ac.il

Booking request will accepted only in addition to a full HUJI Microprobe Analysis Request Form.

The Booking is valid only after receiving confirmation by e-mail.