Rice University

Shared Equipment Authority

Microscope: FEI Quanta 400 ESEM FEG

Dell Bucher 160A

The FEI Quanta 400 is a high resolution field emission scanning electron microscope. It is equipped with SE, backscatter, and EDS detectors, and can operate in high vac, low vac, and Wet modes. It is also equipped with a cooling stage.

Schedule rules:
1. Users may only sign up for time starting at 10:00 am, up to two weeks in advance. Weekend time will be available starting on the Friday two weeks before.
2. Users may not reserve more than 10 total hours per week, running Sunday through Saturday, on each SEM.
3.Users may not reserve more than 4 prime time hours per day on each SEM.
4.Appointments made within 48 hours of their use do not count against these totals.

Primetime Hours: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM.

Sputter coating available


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This is a closed group. Only a group administrator can add you.
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Training Contact: 
Training consists of 3-4, 2 hour sessions spread out over 3 weeks. To begin training, contact Gang Liang (gang.liang@rice.edu ext 3626. Cell: 832-278-9362); Once training begins, you may request access to the room from Gang Liang. Specifically, key card access is required.
Rice U Fee: 
$25/hr peak, $12.50/hr non-peak
Non-Commercial / Academic Fee: 
$39.25/hr peak, $19.75/hr non-peak
Corporate / Commercial Fee: 
$125 / hr