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.


High Pressure Freezing

HPF

Features of the High Pressure Freezer HPM 010:

  • Freezing of specimens up to 200 µm thickness and 2 mm diameter without visible ice crystal damage
  • No need for Cryoprotectants
  • Cryofixation of suspensions, monolayer cell cultures and tissue
  • Short handling time before freezing
  • Reproducible freezing
  • Easy one button operation
  • Large base of application know-how available

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

Primary Contacts
Manufacturer Abra
Equipment Model HPM 010
Location B606D
Phone Numbers

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.