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electron microscope. How much does one cost

Post by burningredphoenix » Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:14 am

how much does an electron microscope cost

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Post by Bio-Hazard » Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:51 am

http://business.search.ebay.com/electro ... acatZ11815

Over $8000 USD.
Looks like 20,000 for some.. I assume 10k for an Ok one.

I would buy direct from the manufacture for the warranty.
Or find someone in your town that's into biology to let your mess around with it. Costs too much.

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Post by MrMistery » Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:34 pm

Even if you do get the money and buy it, you will still need a lot to pay the electricity bill...
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Post by canalon » Fri Dec 09, 2005 9:57 pm

MrMistery wrote:Even if you do get the money and buy it, you will still need a lot to pay the electricity bill...


It could be cheaper than the one I was talking about in an other post, even though it will probably make a visible peak on your electricity bill. But you also have to think about the sample preparation which implies using some chemicals both expensive and dangerous. SO you will also need a chemical safety hood, budget for the chemicals etc...
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Post by MrMistery » Sat Dec 10, 2005 2:15 pm

Lol... Actually i posted that before seeing there was a discusion on the same thing, i just knew that there are only a few electron microscopes in my country, and they almost never turn them on because they can't affort to...
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Post by Bio-Hazard » Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:20 pm

MrMistery wrote:Lol... Actually i posted that before seeing there was a discusion on the same thing, i just knew that there are only a few electron microscopes in my country, and they almost never turn them on because they can't affort to...


I'm sure they could switch to alternative energy sources to use it. I don't know about the weather patterns of Romania, I'm sure you've moved somewhat to the hydrogen economy though?

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Post by Ken Ramos » Sun Dec 11, 2005 2:40 am

Just out of curiosity, why would you want an SEM? Or are you just curious as to the cost of one. :)
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Post by victor » Sun Dec 11, 2005 1:02 pm

Um, beside SEM and TEM, I've also heard about IEM (Immuno-Electron Microscope)...any explanation for this new thing? :wink:
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Post by canalon » Sun Dec 11, 2005 9:30 pm

victor wrote:Um, beside SEM and TEM, I've also heard about IEM (Immuno-Electron Microscope)...any explanation for this new thing? :wink:


Not a different machine, just a different technology. You attach gold particles (that are easily seen on the TEM) and you use them to detect your target. Then you fix and stain your sample and you will see the sample (stained) plus the round spots of the gold particles around their target. A good way to localize specific structures in small structures.
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