Instrument rates

Microscope Rates

Users are charged hourly rate which depends on the catergory in which they fall. The table below shows a breakdown of the charges at the Laboratory for Electron Microscopy.

  Rate_Rand 
  Academic Non Academic
  NWU CRB NWU other External Industry
Analysis Hourly Rate Sample Rate Hourly Rate Sample Rate Hourly Rate Sample Rate Hourly Rate Sample rate
TEM imaging 200 50 300 50 500 50 1000 -
TEM EDS 200 50 300 50 500 50 1000 -
SEM Imaging 200 50 300 50 500 50 1000 -
SEM EDS 200 50 300 50 500 50 1000 -
Biological Sample Prep - 100 - 150 - 300 - 500
Microtomy - 500 - 600 - 800 - 1000
Flourescence Microscopy 150 - 200 - 300 20 500 50
Light Microscopy 100 - 150 - 200 20 300 50

 

Take note of the following:

- Please notify us if you publish work containing any images taken in the LEM!

- It is a requirement that you provide LEM staff with an electronic copy of any publication which arises from use of LEM equipment.

- Your research output helps the LEM  staff identify any areas where further assistance or better instrumentation may be offered.

- Any published research using LEM instruments should include the following acknowledgement statement: “The authors acknowledge use of the Laboratory for Electron Microscopy at North West University.”

**This information was compiled for information purposes only, and the North-West University accepts no liability for inaccuracies that may occur on this site. Kindly confirm with the LEM staff about the current rate.