Services description

The Laboratories and facilities described, as well as performing R&D activity and supporting advanced graduation and pos-graduation courses under the responsibility of the CENIMAT/I3N and MSD, are also open to lend services and to perform applied and basic research project under financed contracts. The external services are divided on the four research groups. Each group is responsible for the respective laboratory.

Materials for Electronics, Optoelectronics and Nanotechnologies Group

  • Laboratory of Nanofabrication

Currently Price List (points/hour)
1 point = 1€ (+IVA)

Equipment I3N FCT-NOVA Other Universities Others
SEM-FIB (only including SEM imaging and EDS) 100 150 200 250
SEM-FIB (including SEM imaging, EDS, FIB and GIS utilization) 150 225 300 375
Sample preparation for SEM: coating with carbon 10  15  20  25
Sample preparation for SEM: coating with noble metals  20  30  40 50
SEM Tabletop 30 45 60 75
FTIR / FTIR-ATR 15 22.5 30 37.5
Confocal Microscope 17.5 25 32.5 40

Prices regarding analysis with temperature, nano-manipulation or EBSD are available upon request
Bookings available in two sessions per day (please consult each equipment responsible)

Morning (9-12h)
Afternoon (14-17h)

- Minimum booking 1 hour.
- After the 1 hour, the session will be charged in blocks of 1 hour

 

  • Atomic Force Microscope

Current Price List per hour of operation before taxes (IVA)

  i3N FCT-NOVA

Other universities/

research institutes

Commercial

and industrial

organizations

Basic operation modes  
Topography (Tapping or contact) 25.00 € 37.50 € 50.00 € 62.50 €
Force spectroscopy/maps 25.00 € 37.50 € 50.00 € 62.50 €
 
Electrical modes  
Kelvin Probe (KFM, KPFM, SKPFM) 35.00 € 47.50 € 60.00 € 72.50 €
Piezoresponse (PFM) 35.00 € 47.50 € 60.00 € 72.50 €
Electrostatic force microscopy (EFM) 35.00 € 47.50 € 60.00 € 72.50 €
Conductive AFM (C-AFM, TUNA, ORCA) 40.00 € 52.50 € 65.00 € 78.50 €
 
Operation in liquid media 40.00 € 50.00 € 65.00 € 78.50 €
Using high resolution probes 50.00 € 62.50 € 75.00 € 88.50 €
High resolution in liquid media 60.00 € 72.50 € 85.00 € 98.50 €

Please note that you must add a tax over services (IVA) with a rate of 23% to the prices shown above.
                   
In case the sample is too rough or too contaminated for normal AFM operation, the operator will warn you about it. If you insist on measuring such samples after it becomes clear that the sample is not compatible with AFM operation and it leads to the loss of function of a reasonable amount of AFM probes, a compensation for these may be called for.
               
For more exotic experiments, those requiring the use of a fluid cell, electrochemistry cell, high voltage in PFM/EFM or any other type of measurement listed, feel free to enquire us about the possibility of doing so and/or the price.

The session will be charged in blocks of 30minutes.

  • Laboratory of Electronic and Optoelectronic Materials and Devices

Currently Price List  (points/hour)
1 point = 1€ (+IVA)

Equipment I3N FCT-NOVA Other
universities
Others
3D Printer Ultimaker+2 (value per 2hours (minimum) and 10€/night (18h00-09h00)) 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
XRD1 15 22.5 30 37.5
Profilometer 15 22.5 30 37.5
Contact angle 15 22.5 30 37.5
DSC/TG/DTA (thermal analysis) 20 30 40 50
Electrical measurements
(Hall, I-V, Kelvin probe)
15 22.5 30 37.5
Electrical measurements
with temperature
(Hall, I-V)
20 30 40 50
Spectroscopic measurements
(UV-VIS-NIR/FTIR/Ellipsometry/RAMAN)
15 22.5 30 37.5
Plasma Cleaner 20 30 40 50
Technical report 15 22.5 30 37.5

For specific work requiring high- resolution tips, please add 40 points to the total price of the session. Prices regarding specific works such as electrical measurements or analysis in liquid environment are available upon request.

1 Prices regarding analysis with temperature or micro-diffraction are available upon request.

 
Soft and Biofunctional Materials Group

  • Laboratory of Rheology

Currently Price List (points/hour)
1 point = 1€ (+IVA)

Equipment I3N FCT-NOVA Other
Universities
Others
Rheometer 30 40 50 70

 

  • Laboratory of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance - NMR spectroscopy

Currently Price List (points/operational unit)
Operational unit: 1 morning, 1 afternoon or 1 night in working days, or full weekend in automatic mode
1 point = 1€ (+IVA)

Equipment I3N FCT-NOVA Other
Universities
Others
NMR 50 75 100 150

 

  • Laboratory of Optical, Mechanical, Electro-Optical, Contact-angle and Surface Characterization

Currently Price List (points/hour)
1 point = 1€ (+IVA)

Equipment I3N FCT-NOVA Other
Universities
Others
Polarized Optical Microscopy
(POM -Reflection and Transmission Modes)
12.5 20 25 35
Vis spectroscopic Measurements under Polarized Optical Microscopy
(POM -Reflection and Transmission Modes)
15 22.5 30 37.5
Contact angle (Static, Dynamic, Tilted, Surface tension and Free Surface Energy) 15 22.5 30 37.5
Mini-Mechanical Testing (Tensile, bending, compression on 10 cm scale samples) 15 22.5 30 37.5
Micro-Mechanical Testing (Tensile, bending, compression on 1 cm scale samples) 50 75 100 125
Electro-optical bench (Transmission vs applied electric field) 15 22.5 30 37.5

 

  • Laboratory of Electrospinning and Mechanical Testing

Currently Price List (points/hour)
1 point = 1€ (+IVA

Equipment I3N FCT-NOVA Other
Universities
Others
 Electrospinning unit (Deposition on collector with movement on X,Y, Z axis; 0-25 kV)     15  22.5  30 37.5
 Tensile Testing  15 22.5 30  37.5
 Impact Testing 15  22.5 30 37.5

 

  • Laboratory of Viscometer and Melt Flow Index

Currently Price List (points/operational unit)
Operational unit: 1 morning, 1 afternoon 1 point = 1€ (+IVA)

Equipment I3N FCT-NOVA Other
Universities
Others
Micro Viscosimeter  15  22.5  30  37.5
Melt Flow Index  15  22.5  30 37.5

 

  • Laboratory of Biomaterials

Currently Price List (points/operational unit)
Operational unit: Minimum 12 hours
1 point = 1€ (+IVA)

Equipment I3N FCT-NOVA Other
Universities
Others
 Freeze Drying  10  17.5  25  32.5

 Currently Price List (points/hour)
1 point = 1€ (+IVA)

Equipment I3N FCT-NOVA Other
Universities
Others
Magnetic Fluid Hyperthermia 50  75 100 125

 

  • Laboratory of Tissue Engineering

Currently Price List (points)
Operational unit: see table below
1 point = 1€ (+IVA)

Equipment Unit I3N FCT-NOVA Other
Universities
Others
Autoclave Batch  5  7.5 10  12.5
Electrospinning with rotary collector Hour  10  12.5  15  17.5
UV-Vis spectroscopy (240nm to 800 nm) Sample 5 7.5  10  12.5
Absorbance (340, 570, 600, 630 and 690 nm) Multiwell Plate  10  12.5 15  17.5
Fluorescence microscopy (wide-field, 360/460nm; 480/535nm; 540/620nm) Hour 15  22.5  30  37.5
Cryo-storage (-80°C; per box of 81 2mL criotubes) Month 5 7.5 10 12.5
Cytotoxicity evaluation (according to ISO 10993-5) Sample 50 75 100 125
Cell-biomaterial interactions (adhesion, proliferation, morphology, metabolism)    to be discussed and arranged on an individual basis

 

  • Laboratory of Rheology

Currently Price List (points/hour)
1 point = 1€ (+IVA)

Equipment I3N FCT-NOVA Other
Universities
Others
Rheometer 30 40  50  70

 

  • Laboratory of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance - NMR spectroscopy

Currently Price List (points/operational unit)
Operational unit NMR: 1 morning, 1 afternoon or 1 night in working days, or full weekend in automatic mode
Operational unit UV/VIS Spectroscopy: 1 hour

1 point = 1€ (+IVA)

Equipment I3N FCT-NOVA Other
Universities
Others
NMR 50 75 100 150
UV/Vis Spectroscopy 15 22.5 30 37.5