Sample Preparation Rates

Plasma Cleaner, Cut-off saws and Ion Milling


Usage rates are grouped into broad categories by technique and then by UVa or external use. Internal UVa users can be trained to use the equipment independently or be assisted by an instrument specialist. Industrial partner and external academic / government institutional rates include the support of an instrument specialist.

  • Hitachi IM4000 Polisher

    Flat & Cross Section Milling and Polishing

     

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    UVA RATES:

     

    Hitachi 4000 Ion Mill Instrument Usage: $25/hr

    Hitachi 4000 Ion Mill Operator Costs:  $55/hr

     

    EDUCATIONAL, GOVERNMENT & NON-PROFIT INSTITUTIONS RATES:

     

    Hitachi 4000 Ion Mill Instrument Usage: $30/hr

    Hitachi 4000 Ion Mill Operator Costs:  $65/hr

     

    INDUSTRIAL PARTNER RATES:

     

    Hitachi 4000 Ion Mill Instrument Usage: $60/hr

    Hitachi 4000 Ion Mill Operator Costs:  $125/hr

     

    *Rates are for reference only. See R. White for current instrument costs.

  • Gatan 691 Ion Mill

    Ion Mill for TEM Sample Preparation

     

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    UVA RATES:

     

    Gatan 691 Ion Mill Instrument Usage: $15/hr

    Gatan 691 Ion Mill Operator Costs:  $55/hr

     

    EDUCATIONAL, GOVERNMENT & NON-PROFIT INSTITUTIONS RATES:

     

    Gatan 691 Ion Mill Instrument Usage: $20/hr

    Gatan 691 Ion Mill Operator Costs:  $65/hr

     

    INDUSTRIAL PARTNER RATES:

     

    Gatan 691 Ion Mill Instrument Usage: $20/hr

    Gatan 691 Ion Mill Operator Costs:  $125/hr

     

    *Rates are for reference only. See R. White for current instrument costs.

  • Henniker HPT-100 Plasma Cleaner

    Sample Cleaning with Argon, Argon/Oxygen, or Oxygen Plasma

     

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    UVA RATES:

     

    Plasma Cleaner Instrument Usage: $5/run

    Plasma Cleaner Operator Costs:  $55/hr

     

    EDUCATIONAL, GOVERNMENT & NON-PROFIT INSTITUTIONS RATES:

     

    Plasma Cleaner Instrument Usage: $10/run

    Plasma Cleaner Operator Costs:  $65/hr

     

    INDUSTRIAL PARTNER RATES:

     

    Plasma Cleaner Instrument Usage: $20/run

    Plasma Cleaner Operator Costs:  $125/hr

     

    *Rates are for reference only. See R. White for current instrument costs.

  • Technics and Cressington Sputter Coaters

    Sputter Coating with Au-Pd, Pt and Au

     

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    UVA RATES:

     

    Technics and Cressington Sputter Coater Instrument Usage: $10/run

    Technics and Cressington Sputter Coater Operator Costs:  $55/hr

     

    EDUCATIONAL, GOVERNMENT & NON-PROFIT INSTITUTIONS RATES:

     

    Technics and Cressington Sputter Coater Instrument Usage: $15/run

    Technics and Cressington Sputter Coater Operator Costs:  $65/hr

     

    INDUSTRIAL PARTNER RATES:

     

    Technics and Cressington Sputter Coater Instrument Usage: $20/run

    Technics and Cressington Sputter Coater Operator Costs:  $125/hr

     

    .*Rates are for reference only. See R. White for current instrument costs.

     
  • Gatan 682 Precision Etching and Coating System (PECS)

    Gatan PECS for Au-Pd, Pt, Cr, C and Silicon Dioxide Coating

     

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    UVA RATES:

     

    Gatan 682 PECS Instrument Usage: $10/run

    Gatan 682 PECS Operator Costs:  $55/hr

     

    EDUCATIONAL, GOVERNMENT & NON-PROFIT INSTITUTIONS RATES:

     

    Gatan 682 PECS Instrument Usage: $15/run

    Gatan 682 PECS Operator Costs:  $65/hr

     

    INDUSTRIAL PARTNER RATES:

     

    Gatan 682 PECS Instrument Usage: $20/run

    Gatan 682 PECS Operator Costs:  $125/hr

     

    *Rates are for reference only. See R. White for current instrument costs.

  • Fischione Jet Thinner

    TEM Sample Electropolishing (3 mm diameter)

     

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    Free for trained users. Bring own supplies.

     

  • Struers Labotom 5 Cut-Off Saw

    Cut-Off Saw for Bulk Materials

     

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    For trained users: $3 per cut.

  • Mager Cut-Off Saw

    Fine Cut-Off Saw

     

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    Free for trained users. Bring own supplies - including blade.

  • TechCut 4 Low-Speed Saw

    Low-Speed Precision Saw for Sectioning

     

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    Free for trained users. Bring own supplies including blade.