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NOTE:  
NOTE:  
* Charges are incurred on a pay-as-you-go basis.
* Rates for JPL, Non-Caltech Academic, Government, and Corporate KNI lab members are inclusive of FY19 Caltech F&A fees ("overhead"/IDC).
* Rates for JPL, Non-Caltech Academic, Government, and Corporate KNI lab members are inclusive of FY19 Caltech F&A fees ("overhead"/IDC).
* Individual Tools listed below are charged by the hour or portion thereof.
* Individual Tools listed below are charged by the hour or portion thereof.
* Precious Metal Usage (e.g. Au, Pt, etc.) is billed by the gram or portion thereof. Market prices are passed on to users and do not include Caltech F&A fees.
* Precious Metal Usage (e.g. Au, Pt, etc.) is billed by the gram or portion thereof. Market prices are passed on to users and do not include Caltech F&A fees.
* Lab Members who use the '''TF-30 STEM only''' are exempt from the Monthly Base Fee.


== Equipment Rates ==
== Equipment Rates ==

Revision as of 00:27, 3 July 2019

The rates below are valid beginning October 2018 and are subject to change.

NOTE:

  • Charges are incurred on a pay-as-you-go basis.
  • Rates for JPL, Non-Caltech Academic, Government, and Corporate KNI lab members are inclusive of FY19 Caltech F&A fees ("overhead"/IDC).
  • Individual Tools listed below are charged by the hour or portion thereof.
  • Precious Metal Usage (e.g. Au, Pt, etc.) is billed by the gram or portion thereof. Market prices are passed on to users and do not include Caltech F&A fees.
  • Lab Members who use the TF-30 STEM only are exempt from the Monthly Base Fee.

Equipment Rates

Name Category Caltech Rate JPL/Non-Caltech Acad/Govt Rate Corporate Rate**
EBPG 5000+
Lithography
$62.00
$101.99
$152.99
EBPG 5200
Lithography
$62.00
$101.99
$152.99
Contact Mask Aligners
Lithography
$36.00
$59.22
$88.83
Direct-Write Laser System (DWL-66)
Lithography
$47.00
$77.32
$115.97
Nanoscribe (Microscale 3D Printer)
Lithography
$8.00
$13.16
$19.74
Evaporator: Metals & Oxides (CHA)
Deposition
$24.00
$39.48
$59.22
Evaporator: Al, Au, Pt & Ti (Labline)
Deposition
$24.00
$39.48
$59.22
Sputter: Chalcogenide Material
Deposition
$70.00
$115.15
$172.73
Sputter: Dielectric Material
Deposition
$37.00
$60.87
$91.30
Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)
Deposition
$67.00
$110.22
$165.32
PECVD
Deposition
$67.00
$110.22
$165.32
Silicon Etcher (DRIE)
Etching
$50.00
$82.25
$123.38
III-V, Metal & Silicon Etcher
Etching
$50.00
$82.25
$123.38
Silicon, III-V & Organics Etcher
Etching
$50.00
$82.25
$123.38
Dielectric Etcher
Etching
$50.00
$82.25
$123.38
XeF2 Etcher for Silicon
Etching
$50.00
$82.25
$123.38
ORION NanoFab He/Ne/Ga-FIB
Microscopy, Lithography
$65.00
$106.93
$160.39
Nova 600 SEM/Ga-FIB
Microscopy
$65.00
$106.93
$160.39
Nova 200 SEM/EDS/WDS
Microscopy
$65.00
$106.93
$160.39
Sirion SEM/EDS
Microscopy
$39.00
$64.16
$96.23
Quanta SEM/NPGS
Microscopy, Lithography
$39.00
$64.16
$96.23
Tecnai TF-30 TEM/STEM
Microscopy
$97.00
$159.57
$239.35
Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)
Microscopy
$41.00
$67.45
$101.17
Critical Point Dryer
Support Tools
$54.00
$88.83
$133.25
Tube Furnaces
Support Tools
$5.00
$8.23
$12.34
Monthly Base Rate*
General Equipment*
$655.00*
$1,077.48*
$1,616.21*

*Monthly Base Rate

The Monthly Base Rate is a flat fee charged per user, per month. It includes the use of:

Chemical Wet Benches, Tecnai TF-20 TEM, GCA 6300 Wafer Stepper, Scriber-Breaker, Spectroscopic Ellipsometer, Carbon Evaporator, O2/Ar Plasma Cleaner, Parylene Coater, Wafer Bonder, Wire Bonder, Electrical Probe Station, Rapid Thermal Processor, Profilometer, additional optical microscopes, related metrology, miscellaneous support tools and general supplies (e.g. gowning, chemicals, equipment reservation software, etc).

**Corporate Memberships

For full information on the KNI's corporate membership plan, please send an email to tkimoto@caltech.edu with details regarding the number of people looking to join as KNI lab members, equipment needs, anticipated start date, and information about the company. Startup companies may qualify for limited-term reduced rates.