In Observance of U.S. Holiday, Memorial Day, Agilent Cross Lab/ iLab Operations Software Support Help Desk will be closed during U.S. hours on Monday May 27th, 2024. We will resume regular U.S. support hours on Tuesday May 28th, 2024. EU and APAC Support will remain open during this time. For urgent matters, please add "Urgent" to the ticket/ email subject or press "1", when prompted, to escalate a call on the iLab Support phone and we will prioritize those requests first.



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Overview of Services

Kuiper-Arizona Laboratory For Astromaterials Analysis (K-ALFAA) is managed by the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. Our mission is to provide the community access to cutting edge instrumentation and experienced personnel to assist and facilitate research on campus.

Daily Operations


 Jerry Chang    

Yao-Jen "Jerry" Chang

TEM and 4800 SEM Lab Manager
Phone: (520) 621-2974



Ken Domanik

Microprobe Lab Manager
Phone: (520) 621-2959


Zoe Zeszut

FIB, 3400 SEM, and Raman Lab Manager
Phone: (520) 621-1125


Hours of Operation and Location

Hours Location

Monday - Friday
9:00AM - 4:00PM
(excluding holidays)

Additional Hours by Appointment

1629 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ, 85721

Links and Resources

  1. See our website here:
  2. See us on the Microscopy Alliance Website
  3. See us on the RDI Imaging Cores Website.
  4. The Imaging Core Kuiper Facility Equipment Kiosk.
  5. For an informational guide on using the iLab system go here.


Name Role Phone Email Location
LPL Business Office
K-ALFAA Billing Inquiries
Kuiper 339


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Available Equipment and Resources

Name Price
Electron Microprobe SX-100  
Electron Microprobe SX-50  
FEI Helios SEM/FIB  
Hitachi HF-5000 TEM  
Hitachi S-4800  
Hitachi S-3400  
Renishaw Raman