Scheduling

The instruments are available for both research and educational purposes. 

SEM/STEM/EDS

  • The scanning time can range from 0.5-3 hours/sample. If a coating is needed, carbon or sputter coating takes about 20-40 minutes. 
  • The instrument is a variable pressure system, with scanning electron, scanning transmission, and back scattered electron imaging modes.
  • Instrument usage has limited direct access. Only after official training, users can operate by themselves. The maintenance of the instrument is performed by staff.

Interested users may contact Misun Kang ([email protected]) and Vincent Blay Roger ([email protected]).

X-ray Micro-CT

  • Depending on the type of biological specimen and resolution, the average scanning time can range from 2-12 hours.
  • When data acquisition is completed, a 3D reconstructed volume will be available for analysis in minutes.
  • Instrument usage has limited direct access. Operation and data acquisition is performed by staff.
  • Data analysis using advanced software (Avizo) by either the user or micro-CT specialist on our workstations is available on a time charge basis.

Please contact Misun Kang ([email protected]

Recharge Rates

Internal Users: PI should have an active MyCORES account. Please fill out the MyCORES New User Request.

External Users: Please contact the core manager directly to initiate a business contract request. 

Users

UCSF

Academic External (non-UCSF)

Non-Academic/Industry

SEM/STEM/EDS

$88.91/ hour

$112.02/hour

$224.04/hour

X-ray Micro-CT/ Deben

$45.69/hour

$57.56/hour

$115.13/hour

*These rates are subject to change.