MSE Characterization Equipment Training:
To be authorized to use MSE Characterization equipment, you must have in-person training:
- Before requesting training, you must belong to a lab in iLab (see iLab section below for details)
- Be sure you have taken and are current on the following safety courses. For employees of ISU (Faculty, Staff, Professional and scientific, Grad students, and undergrads working for a PI) your training is done through Workday Learn. For undergrads taking a class that requires equipment training outside of lab, your training is handled through Canvas.
- Laboratory Safety: Core Concepts
- Fire Safety and Fire Extinguisher Training
- Emergency Response Guide Video
- Complete this online training registration form to fill out your information and indicate which equipment you need to be trained to use.
- Before you fill out this form, you must know the Worktag you will use to pay for your equipment use.
- MSE Lab Staff will contact you about a training time or inform you of any additional safety or equipment training required before in-person training.
- Meet for training with MSE Lab Staff (every user must be trained by MSE Lab Staff).
- Request Key Card access for the lab space when you have scheduled training or after your training is complete: For access to rooms Hoover 3342, 3343, 3347, 3355, 3356, 3362, 3364, 3365 or Gilman 0305, 3113 or 3611, please complete this survey: MSE Shared Labs Access Request. You may not be given access to the lab until all of your safety training is verified and hands-on equipment training is complete.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
MSE uses iLab for equipment scheduling and billing. Please register for an account following the SOP’s below. You can find the website through your Okta portal (you can add the iLab app) or here:
- How to join iLab: iLab Registration
- If you do not see your PI’s name to choose for your lab, please email iLabAdmin@iastate.edu
- How to log in to iLab and make an equipment reservation: iLab Login Instructions
- How to record usage for equipment that charges per sample instead of per hour: How to Add Charges for a Sample
- SOP’s For Lab PI’s:
- Ames Lab Intramural work:
- SOP’s for MSE Lab Course Instructors:
Technician costs for all MSE and internal Iowa State users is an additional $40/hour
Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA): $20/hour
Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA): $20/hour
Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA): $20/hour
Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA): $20/hour
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC): $20/hour
Saw Cuts: $5/cut
Mounting: $7 per hour
Polishing: $7 per hour
Vibro-energy Mill: $1 per hour
Tensile Testing: $25/hour
Impact Testing: $2 per sample
Micro-hardness Testing: $22 per hour
Macro-hardness Testing: $5 per sample
FEI Inspect F50 Scanning Electron Microscope: $48/hour
Optical Microscopy: $10/hour
Technician cost is $40/hour additional charge
Our high-temperature furnace designations: 46100, 54500, 46200, 59300
All other designations are low-temperature furnaces
High temperature (over 1100C) $3/hour
Low temperature: $3/hour
Longer runs are capped at $200
X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD): $15/hour, one-hour minimum
Sputter Coating Device: $10 per run: gold, silver, Pt/Pd
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and UV-vis: $10/hour, one-hour minimum
3D Printer: $2/meter filament fee + $5 sign in fee
GPC: $10/hour, one-hour minimum
Zetasizer: $10/hour, one-hour minimum
Lab Chemicals/Supplies: As used
Miscellaneous equipment: Cost is as agreed upon by user and Lab Coordinator
Equipment listed on the shared labs webpage may be available to those outside of the university/industry partners depending on current lab capacity. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or inquiries.
External rates are double the listed internal rates.
Technician assistance for all external users is an additional $80/hour.