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Fee Structure

The Microscopy Center provides instrument access and assistance to various optical and electron microscopes as well as sample preparation equipment. Users can also request full-service sample preparation by AMiC staff. Users are charged based on the number of hours they use the instruments or services.

Instrument Use

Rates Internal External
(Academic)
External
(Commercial)
Leica SP8X Confocal Microscope $40/hr $60/hr $100/hr
Nikon TIRF Microscope $35/hr $53/hr $100/hr
Nikon E-600 Microscope $12/hr $18/hr $50/hr
JEOL JEM1400 Transmission EM $40/hr $60/hr $100/hr
Hitachi TM-3030 Scanning EM $5/hr $7.50/hr $40/hr
Asylum Research Atomic Force Microscope* $35/hr $53/hr $100/hr
Wohlwend High Pressure Freezer $30/day $45/day $100/day
*AC 160 or AC 240 Cantilevers only ($30 each)

Services

Rates Internal External
(Academic)
External
(Commercial)
Assistance/Analysis/Additional Training* $40/hr $60/hr $120/hr
Sample Processing $40/hr $60/hr $120/hr
*Assisted help is billed in addition to the regular instrument rate

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