All analysis service fees can be credited towards a future purchase of one of our SEM or SEM-EDS systems. Your “credit” will accumulate at a rate of 50% of paid amounts up to a maximum credit depending on the SEM system you acquire. Please inquire for further details.
Our SEM analysis services are billed on an hourly basis against a prepaid retainer fee which is specified based on your project requirements. Unused retainer fees are refunded upon request.
SEM Service Rate: $ 250 per hour
Minimum Retainer Fee: $ 1,000
We offer a variety of Programs to suit different levels of customer involvement during the testing. We are glad to customize a plan to suit your specific needs. All time is tracked in 15-minute increments.
A) Element Pi performs sample prep, SEM analysis and provides images and report
In a traditional manner, this program entails sending samples to us with specific instructions for what to analyze with each image. You can specify how to prepare samples, send them already prepared and ready to image, or consult with us for recommendations. Our submission form above allows you to specify the number of images per sample and minimum to maximum magnifications or size of features you wish to observe.
We start most projects on an hourly basis and once we reach a level of mutual understanding, a “price per sample” can be established if you wish to continue with repeat or consecutive testing of similar analysis.
B) Rented Time on SEM with Guided Assistance
This program allows you to “rent time” in our lab to use any of our SEM systems and sample prep equipment. You will initially go through a checkout phase if you have experience with SEM-EDS or training on how to operate the SEM and EDS. Our technicians will sit with you until you are comfortable operating the systems on your own. Likewise, we are available to assist you with any technical assistance you might need.
C) Virtual Operation or Guidance
Similar to Program “A” above, the primary difference is that we use our ZOOM meeting capability with screen sharing, audio and video to allow you to be present during the analysis on a “virtual” basis either as an observer or to guide us in what you want analyzed, or we can activate remote control allowing you to operate the SEM and EDS from your desk. We provide all of the “hands on” requirements such as sample prep, sample loading, and any manual SEM operation required such as Final Aperture change and adjustment.
Please Contact Us to discuss your requirements and any questions you might have regarding our capabilities.