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

Equipment Costs

Equipment (Hourly Charge) HKU User Other UGC User Commercial User
Leo 1530 FEG SEM$150$980$2330
FEI Tecnai G2 20 Scanning TEM$150$590$1400
FEI Quanta 200 3D FIB$300$2150$5730
- Low Vaccum/ ESEM$150$1075$2865
Philips CM100 TEM$100$450$1090
Hitachi S4800 FEG SEM$150$980$2330
Hitachi S3400N VP SEM$120$820$2100
Thermo Scientific Talos F200X STEM$300$1950$4650

Services Costs

Service Charge** Unit
Critical Point Dry$250per load
Ion Beam Milling$190per hour
Chemicals for processing$150 per sample (TEM processing)
TEM Sectioning (Ultra/Semi-thin)$420 per sample (included 1 semi-thin section and 2 ultra-thin section)
TEM Processing (Biological Specimen)$450 per sample, NOT including chemicals (Process from sample in fixative to sample embed in resin block)
Freeze Dry$250per load
SEM Processing$150 per sample, including chemicals (Process from sample in fixative to sample on SEM stub)
Staining service (UA)(1 Load = 10 Grids)$65per load
Staining service (UA+lead citrate)(1 Load = 10 Grids)$125per load
TEM Processing (Cross-section)NOT including ion beam milling$625per sample
TEM Processing (Plane-view)NOT including ion beam milling$375per sample

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