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.

Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)

The Philips CM200 transmission electron microscope operates at up to 200 kV and can achieve a resolution of 2 Angstroms with ultrathin specimens. Images may be taken digitally, using a Peltier-cooled Tietz (TVIPS) 2k x 2k CCD camera mounted below the viewing chamber. A TV-rate Teitz camera is also available. Options include a STM tip/bulk sample holder, Strain holder, Rotation holder, and High tilt holder.


  • 200 kV
  • Rotation stage
  • Low-dose kit
  • TVIPS 2k x 2k Peltier-cooled CCD camera


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

Primary Contacts
Manufacturer FEI Company
Equipment Model Philips CM200
Location B606 C
Phone Numbers (217) 333-5493, (217) 265-5071, (217) 244-7973 (Room B606C)


* 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.