Users of the TEM must demonstrate sufficient expertise in basic instrument operation prior to unsupervised use of the instrument. Training for use of the TEM instrument and sample-preparation facilities will be billed at the standard instument+operator rates. The duration of the training period will depend on the competence exhibited by the user during the trial period relative to the stated characterization objectives.

Users who have successfully completed the course NANO 703 are generally considered to be fully trained to operate the TEM.

Recognition of Student Effort

Users will not be billed for the assistance of Nano-program students in performing TEM research. However, student support in sample preparation, data acquisition, or interpretation must be recognized in publications and presentations, through either formal acknowledgement or co-authorship, as appropriate for the type and level of effort provided.