Sample Submittal Forms
A fully completed job information form is required before samples will be analyzed. The forms request basic information about the samples and explain the fee structure. Please contact Dr. Miller in advance before submitting samples: email@example.com.
Due to a forced rate review and readjustment, new lab rates were established as of 09/01/2023. This is only the second rate change in 15 years of continuous lab operation. The lab always tries to find cost-effective solutions for the wide variety of lab users. The University will only allow me to charge collaborative rates, which are now the same as internal rates, if I am listed as a collaborator on the grant paying for the work. For information about how the lab can facilitate collaborative projects, please see this link.
Analytical costs for solution ICP-MS are charged on a per-analysis basis, inclusive of all unknowns, standards, blanks, checks, and replicates required to provide high-quality publishable data. This charge basis helps recover costs for analyzing small numbers of samples, methods involving large numbers of analytes, consumables (gases, tubing, cones, lenses, reference standards), data reduction time, and instrument maintenance. Per-unknown costs decrease with increasing numbers of unknowns. Collaborative projects are charged at the internal user rate and are expected to include co-authorship on derivative publications. Charges may also apply for sample preparation, data processing, user training and method development. Savings may be available for analyses run outside of business hours by qualified users (https://www.jsg.utexas.edu/icp-ms/courses/).
|Solution ICP-MS User Group||Per analysis cost $|
|IHE/State & Federal Agencies||40.00|
Laser Ablation ICP-MS
Analytical costs for laser ablation ICP-MS are charged on an hourly basis. Hourly charges may also apply for sample preparation, experiment set-up, method development, post-processing of data, and user training. Collaborative projects are charged at the internal user rate and are expected to include co-authorship on derivative publications. Savings may be available for analyses run outside of business hours by qualified users (https://www.jsg.utexas.edu/icp-ms/courses/).
|Laser Ablation ICP-MS User Group||Hourly cost $|
|IHE/State & Federal Agencies||137.00|