MXIF Facilities Costs

The Manchester X-ray Imaging Facility is a Research Council Small Facility, and as such, charges for the running costs of the facility. Please contact the Projects & Grants Manager Helen Ryder directly to discuss pricing.

Academic access: These rates charged are based on full academic collaboration, leading to co-authored peer reviewed publications. All research council and other grant applications that include MXIF time should be discussed in detail with a member of MXIF staff at an early stage of grant development, and must approved by one of the co-directors before submission.

Beam time can be booked in half-day (four hours) and full-day (eight hours) units.

From August 2017 charges for academic access are as follows:

Nikon XTH225: £478.40 per day (£239.20 per half-day)

The 320/225 kV Bay: £695.20 per day (£347.60 per half-day)

The High Flux Bay: £720.00 per day (£360.00 per half-day)

The Colour Bay: £272.00 per day (£136.00 per half-day)

The ZEISS Xradia 810 Ultra: £873.60 per day (£436.80 per half-day)

The ZEISS Xradia 520 Versa: £826.40 per day (£413.20 per half-day)

The ZEISS Xradia 520 Versa DCT: £829.60 per day (£414.80 per half-day)

The Rapiscan RTT110: £448.80 per day (£224.40 per half-day)

In-situ rigs: £61.92 per day

A discount of 22.2% is applicable for projects funded entirely by RCUK,

All publications resulting from analysis performed at MXIF must acknowledge the following research council support: "We would like to acknowledge the assistance provided by the Manchester X-ray Imaging Facility, which was funded in part by the EPSRC (grants EP/F007906/1, EP/F001452/1 and EP/I02249X/1)"

Commercial access: The rates charged are based on individual project requirements. All projects must be discussed with the Industrial Experimental OfficerJames Carr before any request is submitted.

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