Instrument Rates

Training Charge: Staff service charge is applied to instrument trainings: total training cost = staff hourly rate × staff hours + instrument hourly rate × instrument hours. Training hours are listed in the table below for all training packages. Charges are based on the listed hours in the table, not the actual training time. For CUNY users training sessions, no staff service charge (only instrument charge).

Staff Service Charge: Optional staff assistance service is available for sample characterization using instruments within Imaging Facility. This service is limited to the availability of staff time and capability of the instruments. Users are responsible for sample preparation. The staff hourly rates are added to the instrument hourly rates (listed in tables below) when technical staff service is utilized.

CryoEM training: CryoEM training consists of three stages. Users must take Negative Staining training and pass the test to be qualified to take Cryo-EM Stage 1 training; Users must take Cryo-EM Stage 1 training and pass the test to be qualified to take Cryo-EM Stage 2 training. We strongly recommend that Users take minimum 10 hours to practice between training stages.

Materials: Users are responsible for consumable materials. We supply standard materials, which Users have the option to purchase from facility. Due to uniqueness of each experiment we cannot guarantee to supply all materials to satisfy the needs of all Users. Materials costs are listed in the table of Materials Costs.

Instrument Hourly Rates (effective on 02/01/2020)
Instrument NamesAcademic rates ($/hour)Start-up Companies ($/hour)Industrial Companies ($/hour)Academic Daily Maximum ($/day)
FEI TITAN HALO 80-300 KV CRYO-TEM 66180300500
FEI TITAN THEMIS 200 KV TEM 78210350
FEI HELIOS NANOLAB 660 FIB-SEM 66165275
FEI HELIOS NANOLAB 660 SEM 45120200
FEI SPIRIT 120 KV TEM 35120200
LEICA TCS SP8 STED 3X 40120200
WITec Raman Microscope 2575125
Leica EM ACE600 Coater 2060100
Staff Hourly Rates (effective on 02/01/2020)
Academic rates ($/hour)Start-up Companies ($/hour)Industrial Companies ($/hour)
Staff Charge (no charge for CUNY users training sessions)6090120
Training Packages (effective on 02/01/2020)
Maximum Training hoursStaff Hours (Non-CUNY Academic)Staff Hours (Start-up and Industrial)Instrument Hours
SEM2222
SEM + EDS3333
SEM + FIB3333
SEM + EDS + FIB4444
SEM + FIB + Auto Slice & View5555
SEM + FIB + TEM sample lift out6666
Leica STED2222
WiTec Raman2022
200kV Themis TEM 2222
200kV Themis TEM + EDS/NBD3333
200kV Themis TEM + tomography3333
120 kV Spirit Standard training 4044
Negative Staining Training - 120kV Spirit*5154
Cryo-EM Training Stage 1 - 120kV Spirit*8286
Cryo-EM Training Stage 2 - 300kV Halo*7777
Materials Costs (effective on 01/01/2020)
charge ($/unit)
Cryo Grid Box10
UltraAuFoil18
Quantifoil or Cflat9
Lacey or Holey3.5
Ultrathin Carbon on Lacey6
Continous Carbon2.5
Small membrance box3.5

* Users need to take Negative Staining Training and practice at least 10 hours before Cryo-EM Training Stage 1. Users also need to take Cryo-EM Training Stage 1 and practice at least 10 hours before Cryo-EM Training Stage 2.

Users must finish all the user registration steps in Become a Facility User and are able to login Badger with your account before scheduling training:

  • Schedule 120 kV Tecnai Spirit TEM training using the following online sign-up sheet: Sign-Up Sheet

Schedule with facility staff for individual training:

Rates before 02/01/2020 for records:

FEI TITAN HALO 80-300 KV CRYO-TEM (Rates before 02/01/2020)
Academic Rate - Reduced$15.00/hr
Academic Rate - Full$60.00/hr
Start-Up Rate$180.00/hr
Industry Rate$300.00/hr
FEI TITAN THEMIS 200 KV TEM (Rates before 02/01/2020)
Academic Rate - Reduced$15.00/hr
Academic Rate - Full$70.00/hr
Start-Up Rate$210.00/hr
Industry Rate$350.00/hr
FEI HELIOS NANOLAB 660 FIB-SEM (Rates before 02/01/2020)
Academic Rate - Reduced$27.00/hr
Academic Rate - Full$55.00/hr
Start-Up Rate$165.00/hr
Industry Rate$275.00/hr
FEI HELIOS SEM (Rates before 02/01/2020)
Academic Rate - Reduced$15.00/hr
Academic Rate - Full$40.00/hr
Start-Up Rate$120.00/hr
Industry Rate$200.00/hr
FEI SPIRIT 120 KV TEM (Rates before 02/01/2020)
Academic Rate - Reduced$10.00/hr
Academic Rate - Full$35.00/hr
Start-Up Rate$120.00/hr
Industry Rate$200.00/hr
LEICA TCS SP8 STED 3X (Rates before 02/01/2020)
Academic Rate - Reduced$15.00/hr
Academic Rate - Full$40.00/hr
Start-Up Rate$120.00/hr
Industry Rate$200.00/hr
WITec Raman Microscope (Rates before 02/01/2020)
Academic Rate - Reduced$15.00/hr
Academic Rate - Full$25.00/hr
Start-Up Rate$75.00/hr
Industry Rate$125.00/hr
Leica EM ACE600 Coater (Au/Pt/C) (Rates before 02/01/2020)
Academic Rate$20.00/hr
Start-Up Rate$60.00/hr
Industry Rate$100.00/hr