Microscopy Suite Equipment Fees

Fees/rates for use of equipment in the Microscopy Suite determined through analysis by Government Costing, University of Illinois. In effect starting July 1, 2018; subject to change.


Equipment/Service Internal (U of I System) Internal with F&A External External with F&A Unit Restrictions
3D X-ray Computed Tomography
Rigaku CTLab GX130 $46.50 $61.33 $68.76 $90.69 hour 2
Rigaku Nano 3DX $76.12 $100.40 $93.20 $122.93 hour 2
Xradia Bio MicroCT $16.64 $21.95 $33.42 $44.08 hour 2
Xradia MicroCT $16.64 $21.95 $39.79 $52.48 hour 2
3D X-ray Computed Tomography Prep Equipment
Low Speed Bone Saw $36.00 $47.48 $318.83 $420.54 hour
Confocal Imaging
Deep UV Raman Confocal Imaging Microscope $13.94 $18.39 $83.22 $109.77 hour
Leica SP8 UV/Visible Laser Confocal Microscope $30.32 $39.99 $61.82 $81.54 hour 2
Multiphoton Fluorescence Confocal Microscope (FCS/FLIM) $4.39 $5.79 $276.92 $365.26 hour 2
Raman Confocal Imaging System $10.82 $14.27 $51.73 $68.23 hour 2
Upright Multiphoton Confocal Microscope $18.91 $24.94 $0.00 $0.00 hour 2
Electron Microscopy
Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope $55.11 $72.69 $120.06 $158.36 hour 2
Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) $50.00 $65.95 $124.36 $164.03 hour 2
Electron Microscopy Prep Equipment
Autosamdri 931 Critical Point Dryer $27.21 $35.89 $107.92 $142.35 use 2
Carbon Evaporator $6.31 $8.32 $287.20 $378.82 deposition 1, 2
Desk II Sputter Coater $7.91 $9.23 $27.15 $35.81 per 100 seconds or less* 2
Desk V Sputter Coater $7.91 $9.23 $27.15 $35.81 per 100 seconds or less* 2
Diamond Knife $15.00 $19.79 $37.62 $49.62 hour
Dual Source Metal Evaporator $44.12 $58.19 $104.19 $137.43 deposition 2
Glow Discharge System $4.80 $6.33 $15.53 $20.48 hour 2
High Pressure Freezing $91.44 $120.61 $362.11 $477.62 use 2
Hydrogen Plasma Cleaner $5.60 $7.39 $10.80 $14.25 hour 2
Oxygen Plasma Asher $5.60 $7.39 $10.80 $14.25 hour
PVT 3D Manual Critical Point Dryer $27.21 $35.89 $107.92 $142.35 use 2
RMC Powertome $26.23 $34.60 $72.45 $95.56 hour 2
Ultramicrotome $26.23 $34.60 $72.45 $95.56 hour 2
Light Microscopy/Spectroscopy
Deben Tensile/Compression Stage $65.09 $85.85 $87.50 $115.41 hour 2
Fluorescence Light Microscope $9.22 $12.16 $25.10 $33.11 hour 2
Inspection Light Microscope $4.84 $6.38 $61.73 $81.42 hour 2
Micro-Spectroscopy Workstation $7.87 $10.38 $98.93 $130.49 hour 2
Stereology Workstation $5.60 $7.39 $18.52 $24.43 hour 2
Widefield FRET & TIRF Microscope $4.97 $6.56 $105.88 $139.66 hour
Zeiss SteREO Discovery V20 Microscope $9.57 $12.62 $57.50 $75.84 hour 2
Light Scattering Particle-Sizing Systems
AccuSizer FX Particle Sizer $4.42 $5.83 $44.21 $58.31 hour 2
Anton Paar Litesizer Particle-Sizing System $18.32 $24.16 $27.66 $36.48 hour 2
NanoSight NS300 $70.46 $92.94 $96.32 $127.05 hour 2
NICOMP 380 ZLS Particle Sizer $4.42 $5.83 $44.21 $58.31 hour 2
Other Preparation Equipment
Fiber/Micropipette Puller $3.64 $4.80 $14.38 $18.97 hour 2
Scanned Probe Microscopy and Profilometry
Atomic Force Microscope (MultiMode AFM) $22.39 $29.53 $80.70 $106.44 hour 2
P-6 Stylus Profiler $3.64 $4.80 $120.86 $159.41 hour 2
Training
Training $23.55 $31.06 $344.26 $454.08 hour

Notes & Restrictions

  1. Deposition Fees Apply: The fee for use is added to our purchase cost for the specific precious metal (gold, gold-palladium, or platinum) expended during coating. Gold and gold-palladium are charged at $0.30/nm, and platinum is charged at $0.45/nm. The added fee is easy to determine for the dual-metal evaporator, for which total thicknesses are reported in nm. For the sputter coaters, at 65 mTorr and 40 mA, gold coats at 3 nm/10 seconds, gold-palladium coats at 1 nm/10 seconds, and platinum coats at 1 nm/10 seconds. So a standard 70-second coat of gold will cost an additional (21 x 0.30) $6.30, a 70-second coat of gold-palladium will cost (7 x 0.30) $2.10, and a 70-second coat of platinum will cost (7 x 0.45) $3.15.
  2. Requires Training

Notes:

* The fee for use is added to our purchase cost for the specific precious metal (gold, gold-palladium, or platinum) expended during coating. Gold and gold-palladium are charged at $0.30/nm, and platinum is charged at $0.45/nm. The added fee is easy to determine for the dual-metal evaporator, for which total thicknesses are reported in nm. For the sputter coaters, at 65 mTorr and 40 mA, gold coats at 3 nm/10 seconds, gold-palladium coats at 1 nm/10 seconds, and platinum coats at 1 nm/10 seconds. So a standard 70-second coat of gold will cost an additional (21 x 0.30) $6.30, a 70-second coat of gold-palladium will cost (7 x 0.30) $2.10, and a 70-second coat of platinum will cost (7 x 0.45) $3.15.

**The Xradia NanoCT system requires staff setup of the sample before X-ray collection.

***The actual hourly cost for this instrument is $91.31. The Beckman Institute subsidizes the TEM at a rate of $41.31 per hour for Internal university users. Enterprise Works users are charged the full $91.31 per hour.