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The Electron Microscopy Facility offers the following services:

  • Complete processing, examination, and digital photography of TEM (thin-section), note 1, and SEM specimens
  • Negative staining of particulate samples
  • Low-temperature processing and embedding
  • Rotary shadow


The prices listed below are the in-house rates for investigators at the University of Wisconsin. Please contact the Electron Microscope Facility for external-user rates.

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TEM (Complete Processing)

One Sample – $220

Each Additional Sample – $100

SBF SEM (Complete Processing)

One Sample – $155

Each Additional Sample – $31

SBF SEM Pin Prep & Microscope/Microtome Setup

One Sample – $225

SEM Sample Processing (Biological)

One Sample – $155

Each Additional Sample – $35

SBF SEM Microscope Time

<72 Hours – $15 / Hour 72 to 120 Hours – $12 / Hour >120 Hours – $10 / Hour

TEM Microscope Time

Independent use only.

$75 / Hour

TEM w/ Operator

$160 / Hour

SEM w/ Operator

$110 / Hour

Negative Stain

Includes technician and microscope rental.

$160 / Hour


$50 / Hour

For other services, or to discuss your project, please contact the EM Facility.

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