Facilities & Services

Sample Characterization Services

We offer external clients access to X-ray powder diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy services.

Please be advised that the associated prices are denoted in Canadian dollars.

For further details or any questions, please contact Dr. Sara Monfared.

To initiate a service request, please complete the Service Request Form and submit it via email to Dr. Sara Monfared. You can expect to be contacted shortly after we receive the request form.


X-RAY Powder Diffraction

Rigaku SmartLab and HyPix-3000

MethodRatesAdditional Fee for Hours Exceeding the Allocated Time
XRPD Bragg-Brentano$60 per sample, maximum 4 hours+$5 / hour
XRPD High Resolution, Parallel Beam$120 per sample, maximum 6 hours+$10 / hour
Phase ID Analysis+$100 per sample, contact us to discuss

Scanning Electron Microscopy / Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy

Hitachi SU5000 FE scanning electron microscope with Deben STEM and Oxford XRF detectors.

MethodCost RecoveryOperator Cost
SEM$50 / hour$50-$60 / hour
EDS$50 / hour$50-$60 / hour