We offer a three-tiered system: commercial users, academic users and inside users. Rates usually remain the same throughout the fiscal year (until March 31st), but we reserve the right to change the rates at any time.
|Commercial||Users from for-profit companies.|
|Academic||Users from academic or non-profit institutions.|
|Inside||A special low rate, designed for high volume users.|
The rates for each instrument and service are listed in the following table. When an hourly rate is indicated, the minimum amount charged is 15 min.
|SEM - Hitachi S-4800||$28/h||$56/h||$125/h|
|FIB - Hitachi FB-2100||$45/h||$90/h||$180/h|
|STEHM - Hitachi HF-3300V*||$50/h||$100/h||$200/h|
|TEM - Hitachi H-7000||$30/h||$60/h||$120/h|
|Ion Mill - Fischione 1010||$10/h||$20/h||$40/h|
|Plasma Cleaner - Fischione 1020||$10/h||$20/h||$40/h|
|UV Cleaner - Hitachi Zone(SEM/TEM)||$5/h||$10/h||$20/h|
|Coater Au/Pd - Anatech Hummer IV||$5/use||$10/use||$20/use|
|Coater C - Cressington 208C||$5/use||$10/use||$20/use|
|Gatan Cryoplunge 3||$25/use||$50/use||$100/use|
|Poster printing (max width 3 feet)||$12/foot||$12/foot||$12/foot|
*Note: at the moment, only service work is available on this instrument. Please add the corresponding fee for the operator.
To determine if our instruments will give viable results for your sample, we offer a one-time-only sample test service. If the test fails and your sample is not amenable to our equipment, we charge a low testing fee:
|Hitachi FB-2100 FIB sample preparation||$65|
|Hitachi S-4800 SEM imaging||$35|
If the experiment is a success and you wish to retain electron microscope micrographs and/or EDX analysis information, we will bill you according to our standard fee schedule.
Training is performed through workshops organized typically monthly. Please contact us to registerfor one. The workshop rates are:
|Hitachi S-4800 SEM basics workshop||$203/person|
|Hitachi S-4800 SEM EDX workshop||$150/person|
|Hitachi FB-2100 FIB basics workshop||$485/person|
|Hitachi FB-2100 FIB TEM liftout workshop||$350/person|
|CAMTEC nanofabrication workshop (subsidised)||$400/person|
Becoming an inside user
To become an inside user there are two options:
A. Before beginning work, pay an up-front annual fee which makes you an inside user for the rest of the fiscal year.
|Academic - individual primary investigator||$1500|
|Academic - department||$4000|
B. Or, as a high volume user you will automatically become an inside user for the rest of the fiscal year after the following accumulated billing:
|Academic - individual primary investigator||$3000|
The current inside users are:
|Dept. of Mechanical Engineering||UVic||Until Mar 31st, 2017|
|Dr. Rodney Herring||M ENG, UVic||by default|
|Dr. Frank van Veggel||CHEM, UVic||by default|
|Dr. Karen Kavanagh||PHYS, SFU||by default|