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.


Carbon Evaporator

The Denton Bench Top Turbo III carbon evaporator is available for high vacuum coating of carbon as an adjunct to TEM, SEM, x-ray microanalysis, and other research methodologies. The evaporator can produce carbon support films. Many of the vacuum functions of this instrument are automated; it utilizes an Alcatel turbo pump instead of a conventional diffusion pump, resulting in faster pumping times.

Features

  • 250 LPS turbo pump
  • manual control of evaporation using carbon rods or thread
  • rotary stage may be installed

For additional information about this piece of equipment, see the Calendars, Contacts, and Fees pages.

Primary Contacts
Manufacturer Denton Vacuum, Inc.
Equipment Model Bench Top Turbo III
Location B 650 G
Phone Numbers (217) 265-5071

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.