National service for the scientific community
LN2C provides the following resources and capabilities to the French research community (universities, EPST, EPIC):
- Sample preparation by LN2C engineers
- The provision of laboratories for visitors to prepare their samples, under the responsibility of permanent LN2C staff
- Measurement of targets by the ASTER instrument
LN2C is not a commercial service measurement laboratory.
The cost per sample covers the cost of consumables and the operation of the preparation laboratories.
Within the framework of the national service, the cost of the measurement on the national ASTER instrument is supported by a recurrent funding from CNRS/INSU and IRD.