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.
Rigaku CTLab GX130
The Rigaku CTLab GX130 is a high-performance x-ray computed tomography (CT) instrument that provides high-speed imaging and can accommodate larger samples than our other CT systems. The maximum field of view for a single scan is 72 x 33 mm (specifics differ, depending on scan speed). In high-speed mode, a full scan may be performed in 8 seconds; high-resolution scans take about 1 hour. The x-ray source is a 39-watt tungsten-anode micro-focus tube that is adjustable from 30 to ca. 130 kV. Because the CTLab GX130 system utilizes a stationary sample bed, it is ideal for in-situ experiment designs.
CT Lab GX series, for ultra-high-speed, high-resolution 3D X-ray micro CT. Using the Sample-Stationary Method, these new devices can perform CT scans in 8 seconds at top speed, with a minimum resolution of 4.5 µm.
- Ultra-high-speed CT scan and image reconstruction
- High-resolution wide field-of-view measurement
- Incorporating the “Sample-Stationary Method”
|Equipment Model||Rigaku CT Lab GX130|
|Phone Numbers||(217) 265-0875, (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.