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User Information
Friday, March 27, 2015
User Proposal
User Fees
Sample Prepareration
Lab Schedule
Other SIMS Groups
Useful Links

User Proposal

If you are interested in using the SIMS instruments at the Caltech Microanalysis Center, please contact Prof. John Eiler or Dr. Yunbin Guan for further information.

User Fees

Caltech/JPL users: $1000/day; Other academic users: $1665/day.

Sample Preparation

For ion microprobe analysis, samples must have polished flat surface. If the samples are not conductive, they have to be coated with an electrically conductive coating. Either gold or carbon coats can be used. However, gold coating is preferred for better conductivity and easier sputtering than carbon. At present, we have sample holders to accommodate typically polished thin sections, thick sections, grain mounts, or pre-mounted "bullet" samples.

Caltech Microanalysis Center Schedule

You can email to the Lab Director to set up a schedule of using the SIMS instruments.

Other SIMS Group 

Useful Links

Lodging Near CalTech (see Map1 and Map2 for more options)
Hotel/Motel Address Phone
551 South Hill Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
(on the CalTech campus  )
(626) 395-8200
Hilton 150 South Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
(800) 445-8667
(626) 577-1000
Ritz-Carlton 1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
(800) 241-3333
(626) 568-0715
(Old Town Pasadena)
180 North Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
(approx. 3 miles from The Athenaeum
(800) 321-2211
(626) 403-7600
FAX (626) 403-7700
Hilton Garden Inn 199 North Second Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91006
(approx. 7 miles from The Athenaeum
(626) 574-6900
Saga Motel 1633 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
(approx. 1 mile from The Athenaeum
(800) 793-7242
(626) 795-0431
FAX (626) 792-0559