University of illinois Urbana-Champaign

Fees

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 $51.88 $68.44 $700.33 $923.73 hour 2
Rigaku Nano 3DX $53.70 $70.83 $588.39 $776.08 hour 2
Xradia Bio MicroCT $8.51 $11.22 $21.40 $28.23 hour 2
Xradia MicroCT $17.41 $22.96 $32.92 $43.42 hour 2
3D X-ray Computed Tomography Prep Equipment
Low Speed Bone Saw $12.68 $16.72 $24.05 $31.72 hour
Confocal Imaging
Deep UV Raman Confocal Imaging Microscope $22.25 $29.35 $158.72 $209.35 hour
Leica SP8 UV/Visible Laser Confocal Microscope $10.29 $13.58 $26.27 $34.65 hour 2
Multiphoton Fluorescence Confocal Microscope (FCS/FLIM) $10.73 $14.15 $26.70 $35.21 hour 2
Raman Confocal Imaging System $8.83 $11.65 $32.07 $42.29 hour 2
Upright Multiphoton Confocal Microscope $63.69 $84.01 $130.94 $172.71 hour 2
Electron Microscopy
Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope $35.16 $46.37 $243.27 $320.87 hour 2
Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (S)TEM $83.22 $109.77 $85.86 $113.25 hour 2
Electron Microscopy Prep Equipment
Autosamdri 931 Critical Point Dryer $15.98 $21.08 $27.55 $36.34 use 2
Carbon Evaporator $3.32 $4.38 $13.87 $18.30 deposition 1, 2
Desk II Sputter Coater $4.59 $6.06 $16.29 $21.49 per 100 seconds or less* 2
Desk V Sputter Coater $9.58 $12.64 $22.89 $30.20 per 100 seconds or less* 2
Diamond Knife $5.77 $7.62 $16.33 $21.53 hour
Dual Source Metal Evaporator $0.09 $0.11 $10.64 $14.03 deposition 2
Glow Discharge System $10.29 $13.57 $21.51 $28.37 Deposition 2
High Pressure Freezing $50.89 $67.12 $61.44 $81.04 use 2
Oxygen Plasma Asher $0.03 $0.04 $10.58 $13.96 hour
RMC Powertome $0.03 $0.04 $24.92 $32.87 hour 2
Ultramicrotome $5.46 $7.20 $16.01 $21.11 hour 2
Light Microscopy/Spectroscopy
Deben Tensile/Compression Stage $31.86 $42.03 $90.20 $118.97 hour 2
Fluorescence Light Microscope $10.63 $14.02 $28.33 $37.36 hour 2
Inspection Light Microscope $18.09 $23.86 $41.92 $55.30 hour 2
Micro-Spectroscopy Workstation $20.56 $27.11 $43.81 $57.79 hour 2
Stereology Workstation $3.95 $5.22 $17.30 $22.82 hour 2
Widefield FRET & TIRF Microscope $20.39 $26.90 $63.11 $83.24 hour
Zeiss SteREO Discovery V20 Microscope $17.41 $22.96 $44.85 $59.15 hour 2
Light Scattering Particle-Sizing Systems
AccuSizer FX Particle Sizer $15.70 $20.70 $28.22 $37.22 hour 2
Anton Paar Litesizer Particle-Sizing System $24.24 $31.97 $139.23 $183.65 hour 2
NanoSight NS300 $67.77 $89.39 $163.49 $215.65 hour 2
NICOMP 380 ZLS Particle Sizer $13.48 $17.78 $28.33 $37.37 hour 2
Other Preparation Equipment
Fiber/Micropipette Puller $11.16 $14.72 $25.27 $33.33 hour 2
Scanned Probe Microscopy and Profilometry
Atomic Force Microscope (MultiMode AFM) $9.50 $12.53 $22.88 $30.18 hour 2
P-6 Stylus Profiler $19.97 $26.34 $36.90 $48.68 hour 2
SPR
SPR (Surface Plasmon Resonance) $47.83 $63.09 $75.87 $100.07 hour 2
SPR Prep (prep, consultation and data analysis) $17.82 $23.50 $28.26 $37.27 hour 2
SPR Training $63.17 $83.32 $100.18 $132.14 hour
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.