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.
Low Speed Bone Saw
This is a precision water-cooled rotary saw intended primarily for fine sectioning of SEM samples. It utilizes a replaceable (and fragile) diamond-impregnated blade (0.3 mm thick) to cut plastic and bone as well as smaller metallurgical and petrographic samples. A variety of sample chucks can hold regularly and irregularly shaped specimens of up to about 26 mm in cross-sectional diameter. A manual micrometer permits positioning of cuts with 5-micron accuracy.
- Low deformation cutting"
- Diamond-impregnated blade (0.3 mm thick)
- Large front dial for adjusting cutting speeds
- Holds specimens of up to about 26 mm in cross-sectional diameter
|Equipment Model||IsoMet Low Speed Saw|
|Phone Numbers||(217) 244-6928, (217) 265-5071|
* 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.