FIGURE C-2 ARIF at institutions, by field or type.

TABLE C-1 Existing ARIF at Institutions, Research Field

Field

Selected Instruments or Facilities

Capital Cost (millions of $)

Astronomy

Telescope, spectrograph, infrared camera for Magellan

3.9-5

Biology

Proteomics-protein structure laboratory

2.7

Cyberinfrastructure

Supercomputer

2.0-5.0

Geosciences

Ion microprobe, earthquake sensor testing laboratory

2.8-3.8

Materials

Electron-beam lithography system, semiconductor production system

2.3-2.5

Human and animal imaging

Magnetic resonance imager, human and animal

2.2-2.8

Spectrometry (NMR)

NMR spectrometer, 800-900 MHz

2.2-4.8

Physics

Infrared camera, pulsed electron accelerator

2.0-15.0

Space

MegaSIMS (isotope analysis)

3.5

Facility-supporting equipment

Helium refrigerator supplying helium for superconducting magnets at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory

2.9

ARIF CAPITAL COSTS

As shown in Figure C-3, almost all (over 90%) of the ARIF reported by institutions had capital costs of $5 million or less. Almost two-thirds (61%) had capital costs of $2-$3 million.



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