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
Secondary 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.