The University of Arizona is home to a host of research resources called core facilities or cores—highly specialized testbed facilities available for use by faculty, students, and scientists in government and industry. The core facilities provides users with access not only to the latest instrumentation, but also to experienced staff with expertise in designing and conducting experiments and analyzing data.
Our core facilities are:
- Unique: Capabilities are not available elsewhere on campus and, in many cases, within the region
- Enabling: Open to a broad range of research, fostering a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration
- Accessible: In centralized locations to make them equally accessible to all users
- Sustainable: Generally recover their cost, or a portion of their cost, by charging user fees
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Arizona Radiogenic Helium Dating Laboratory (ARHDL)
The Arizona Radiogenic Helium Dating Laboratory works with a wide range of geomorphologists and tectonicists to address problems related to uplift, erosion, faulting, and other orogenic issues.
Environmental Isotope Laboratory
The Environmental Isotope Laboratory provides radiocarbon dating, measurement of natural levels of tritium in water, stable isotope analyses of water, carbonates, brines, sulfide and sulfate minerals.
Biomedical Imaging Core (Phoenix)
The Biomedical Imaging Core offers leading edge multiphoton and confocal microscopy for biomedical imaging and data collection. Conveniently located on the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus at the...
W.M. Keck Center for Nano-Scale Imaging
The Keck Center for Nano-Scale Imaging provides optical, scanning electron and atomic force imaging services as well as sensitive absorbance and infrared spectroscopy analysis.
MCB Imaging Facility
Offering fluorescence deconvolution microscopy, which is particularly well suited for thinner samples that may be too dim to image on a confocal microscope.
The Michael J. Drake Electron Microprobe Laboratory
This Laboratory is equipped with CAMECA SX100 Ultra and CAMECA SX50 electron probe microanalyzers (EPMA) that perform rapid, non-destructive chemical analysis of solid samples.
Microbiome Core at the UArizona Steele Children's Research Center
This core facility serves all UArizona investigators, as well as researchers from other academic institutions and industries with an interest in microbiome analysis. It provides the research...
Experimental Radiation (part of UACC's EMSR)
The Experimental Radiation Service provides investigators with access to a high dose rate ionizing radiation source dedicated to research. This service is part of the UACC's Experimental Mouse...
Glass Shop - Chemistry and Biochemistry
The glassblowing facility is a full-service shop primarily engaged in the design and fabrication of specialized scientific glassware as well as repairs and modifications of existing glassware.
Machine Shop - Chemistry and Biochemistry
The Chemistry and Biochemistry Machine Shop is a full-service precision machine shop specializing in the design and construction of custom mechanical equipment for scientific research and teaching....
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