The University of Hong KongThe University of Hong Kong
Centralized Research Facilities
Science and Engineering Core Service (Metaphase)

Equipment Costs

Equipment (Hourly Charge) HKU User Other UGC User Commercial User
Leo 1530 FEG SEM$120$780$1860
FEI Tecnai G2 20 Scanning TEM$120$470$1120
FEI Quanta 200 3D FIB$230$1720$4580
- Low Vaccum/ ESEM$90$650$1680
Philips CM100 TEM$80$360$870
Hitachi S4800 FEG SEM$120$780$1860
Hitachi S3400N VP SEM$90$650$1680
Zeiss Sigma 300 FEG SEM$120$780$1860

Services Costs

Service Charge** Unit
Critical Point Dry$200per load
Ion Beam Milling$150per hour
Chemicals for processing$120 per sample (TEM processing)
TEM Sectioning (Ultra/Semi-thin)$330 per sample (included 1 semi-thin section and 2 ultra-thin section)
TEM Processing (Biological Specimen)$360 per sample, NOT including chemicals (Process from sample in fixative to sample embed in resin block)
Freeze Dry$200per load
SEM Processing$120 per sample, including chemicals (Process from sample in fixative to sample on SEM stub)
Staining service (UA)(1 Load = 10 Grids)$50per load
Staining service (UA+lead citrate)(1 Load = 10 Grids)$100per load
TEM Processing (Cross-section)$500 per sample, NOT including ion beam milling$500per pc
TEM Processing (Plane-view)$300 per sample, NOT including ion beam milling$300per pc

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