Note: All prices below are for all researchers, including those affiliated with NCSU, UNC, Duke, and other federally-funded or non-profit organizations. Assisted use to any of the services below adds $xx/hr. For all non-federally funded entities please contact the directory of the facility.

In instances where a user desires a customized service project, we will discuss ways in which those costs can be minimized.   If the staff feels that the time to do a custom project would be less if a straight hourly labor charge plus materials were billed rather than calculating on a cost per sample basis, we will help to choose the method that will provide the most cost effective solution.

“RUSH” or “on demand” service is subject to a 100% surcharge.
(Any work that must be placed ahead of a previously scheduled job is considered “RUSH” or “on demand”.)

 

TEM

 | SEM

 | Darkroom Electron

 | Rate Structure for CEM users

 

Service

Unit

Price

Transmission Electron Microscopy

 
 

Sample preparation

 
 
Fixation, dehydration, embedment in standard resin
up to 4 samples resulting in 16 block
4 samples
$60.50
each additional 4 samples
 
$27.50
embedding only (no fixation or dehydration)
4 samples
$24

Sectioning

 
 
first 0.5 to 1.5m semi-thin sections, stained, with coverslips
block
$15.50
first ultra-thin sections, post-stained on 200 mesh grids
block
$22
both thick and thing sections (at same time)
block
$30
stubbed slides (additional)
each
$0.75
formvar, carbon-coated grids
each
$0.75
grid storage boxes
 
 
100-grid box
each
$10.50
50-grid box
each
$8
"Dial-a-grid" box
each
$5

Negative Stain

 
 
grid prep, staining
sample
$6.75
Labor (1/2 hour minimum)
hour
$40

Grid Preparation

 
 
Grids (75- or 400-mesh, slots) with formvar, carbon coating
 
$40

Microscope use

 
 
JEOL 100s
hour
$69
Philips 400t
hour
$82
Alignment (for investigator's use)
 
$20

Film and Development

slide
$2.10
Investigator doing work
each
$1.90
CEM personnel doing work
each
$3.25
Carbon or platinum evaporation
run
$26
miscellaneous labor
hour
$40
 
 
 

Service

Unit

Price

Scanning Electron Microscopy

 
 

Sample preparation

 
 
Fixation and dehydration without osmium tetroxide
 
 
first 4 samples
 
$34.50
each additional 4 samples
 
$17.25
dehydration only (no fixation) 4 samples
 
$27.50
Fixation and dehydration with osmium tetroxide
 
 
first 4 samples
 
$34.50
each additional 4 samples
 
$17.25
critical point drying co2
run
$23
sputter coating gold/palladium
run
$28

Microscope use

 
 
JeoL 5900LV
hr
$72
Alignment (for investigator's use)
 
$14

Miscellaneous Labor

hr
$40

Service

Unit

Price

Darkroom   -   Electron Microscopy Work Only

 
 

Negative Printing

 
 
Work prints - 5" X 7" only
print
$5
Publication quality prints          4"x5"
print
$5.50
Publication quality prints         5"x7"
print
$6
Publication quality prints         8"x10"
print
$6.50

Copy Stand Work - Black and White only

 
 
Labor (1 hr minimum)
hr
$40
Film
print
cost + 20%
Development
roll
$4.25
GEPE slide binders
each
$1.50

Miscellaneous Labor (e.g. trimming and

mounting prints for publications)

hr
$40

Digital Imaging

 
 
epson printer
 
 
transparency
sheet
$2.40
Epson premium bright white paper
sheet
$0.95
Epson premium glossy photo paper
sheet
$1.05
Cd burn
each
$10.50
lasergraphics lfr mark III slidemaker
slide
$2.10
kodak e100s ektachrome film, 36 exposure roll
roll
$11.75
labor charge for digital image printing and/or image processing
hour
$40

Service

Unit

Price

Rate Structure for CEM Users

 
 
JOEL 100S
HOUR
$28
PHILIPS 400T
HOUR
$40
JEOL 5900LV
HOUR
$30
DENTON VACUUM EVAPORATOR
RUN
$17
TOUSIMIS SAMDRI-PVT-3B - CRITICAL POINT DRYER - CO2 (MANUAL)
RUN
$14.50
TOUSIMIS SAMDRI-795 - CRITICAL POINT DRYER - CO2 (SEMI-AUTOMATIC)
RUN
$16
HUMMER V - SPUTTER COATER - GOLD/PALLADIUM
RUN
$20
HUMMER 6.2- SPUTTER COATER - GOLD/PALLADIUM
RUN
$20
ULTRAMICROTOME USE - LKB NOVA & JB-4
HOUR
$4.25
DARKROOM USE
HOUR
$6.50
LIQUID NITROGEN
KG
$2.70
DISTILLED WATER
LITER
$1.25
TEM FILM - WITH PROCESSING
EACH
$1.95
ETHANOL - 1 PINT, 100%
EACH
$2.65
GLASS STRIP - KNIFE
EACH
$6.50
NEGATIVE ENVELOPES - 3-1/4"X4" OR 4"X5", 50/PKG
PKG.
$6.50

Digital Imaging

each
$10.50
epson transparency
sheet
$2.40
epson print (color, black & white) - premium bright white paper
sheet
$0.95
epson print (color, black & white) - premium Photo glossy paper
sheet
$1.05
lasergraphics lfr mark III slidemaker
run
$16

Emergency only (not approved for contracts and grants)

 
 
sem studs
pkg
$11.50
glutaraldehyde
2ml/vial
70% EM GRADE
$5.75
osmium tetroxide
1/2 gram
EM GRADE
$65
1,20-dichloroethane
500 ml
$38
propylene oxide
500 ml
$35
kodak rapid fixer
1 gallon
$20
gepe slide binders - anti-newton
each
$1.50