Internal Research Prices for the 2018-2019 Academic Year*

Charges for use:Cost per hour:
Scanning electron microscopy:
Tabletop SEM (Hitachi TM-3000)$20.00
Conventional SEM (LEO DSM-960A)$28.50
Conventional SEM (JEOL-840 SEM)$28.50**
High resolution SEM (JSM-880 SEM)$39.65**
High resolution FEG-SEM (ZEISS NEON dual-beam HR-SEM)$55.00
X-Ray detector usage cost is added to microscope use$10.00
Transmission electron microscopy:
Conventional TEM (Zeiss 10 TEM)$35.00**
Intermediate voltage STEM (JEOL 2000-FX)$50.75**
High Resolution FEG-STEM (JEOL 2010F)$65.00
X-Ray detector usage cost is added to microscope use$10.00
Confocal light microscopy/structured & fluorecence light microscopy:
Conventional inverted CLS microscope (Leica SP2) in 142B GLCH$15.00
Conventional upright CLS microscope (FluoView 500) in 9 RH$25.00
Upright CLS/multiphoton/FLIM microscope (Leica SP8) in 9 RH$35.00
Leica SP8 special rate for extended XYZT and tiling scans (after first 2 hrs at regular rate)$15.00
Zeiss ApoTome structured light microscope$10.00
Use of mercury lamp$1.35
Leica epifluorescent stereo microscope (FM/LM)$5.00/$1.35
Preparation costs:Per run:
Critical point drying (CO2 costs and cylinder costs)$23.50
Sputter coating (sputtering head, Argon and cylinder costs)$6.50
Platinum-carbon replication/shadow coating (JFD-9000)$35.00
Freeze-fracture (JFD-9000) charged per half-day***$70.00
Microtomy, per block up to 5 grids/glass knife (Reichert Ultracut/E)$35.00
Microtomy, per block up to 5 grids/diamond knife (Reichert Ultracut/E)$65.00
Cryogenics use:Per day:
Propane jet freezing (liquid N2 usage)$30.00
Freeze-fracture, metal mirror, spray freezing (liquid N2 usage)$30.00
Cryoultramicrotomy (liquid N2 usage)$30.00
Cryoholder usage (GATAN 626 cryotransfer system)$80.00***
Quarterly charges:
Miscellaneous supplies charge (minor user; EM use <$150)$15.00
Miscellaneous supplies charge (average user; EM use >$150 but use is <=$300)$30.00
Miscellaneous supplies charge (major user; EM use >$300)$50.00
X-ray analysis (minimum LN2 charge [no LN2 charge for SSD])$25.00
Billable supplies:Cost:
Liquid nitrogen (per liter)$2.25
Osmium tetroxide (2 ml 4% in water)$4.00
Kodak SO163 film (TEM/negative)$2.20
Digital imaging (per CD-R)(included)
Other major supplies (manuals, forceps, etc.)at cost

*From start of fiscal year, July 1, 2018

**May have a surcharge for LN2 (charged at a rate of 1 L/hr of beam time for the anticontaminator); charge for LaB6 usage (charged at $2/hr) if microscope is LaB6 equipped; charge for energy-dispersive X-ray analysis usage (charged at $10/hr)

***Cryogen use charge may also apply

(These costs are revised according to prevailing prices each new fiscal year.)



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