Angstrom Scientific Inc

Angstrom Scientific becomes new USA distributor

ASI is very pleased to announce that Angstrom Scientific, has been recently appointed the distributor of ASI's products in the USA. Founders Evan Slow and Bob Sommerville formed Angstrom Scientific in 2004, to focus on providing characterization solutions to nanotechnology researchers. As a distributor and manufacturer’s representative serving the Americas, Angstrom Scientific utilizes Evan and Bob’s combined 50+ years of experience in scientific equipment applications to help customers acquire the instrumentation that is best suited to their needs. As a manufacturers’ representative, Angstrom Scientific is well positioned to provide not only sales support, but also product marketing support, and customer ...
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ASI LynX detector Timepix3

ASI Obtains TIMEPIX3 License from CERN

Amsterdam, 20 December 2017 Amsterdam Scientific Instruments (ASI) has acquired a license from CERN for the TIMEPIX3 technology, a core component for ASI’s next generation hybrid pixel cameras. With the newly obtained license the company can now deliver the systems commercially. ASI is a spin-off from Nikhef, the Dutch institute of Particle Physics. Since its foundation in 2005, ASI is a licensee of MEDIPIX technologies and has been collaborating with Nikhef in the development and commercialization of hybrid pixel cameras based on MEDIPIX technology. TIMEPIX3 is the most recent result of a joint research effort of the MEDIPIX 3collaboration led ...
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Spectral x-ray CT of bee

Medipix based detector heroes in NRC’s science article

Last week, Dorine Schenk from renowned Dutch newspaper NRC handelsblad wrote an article in the Scientific weekend special on the Timepix/Medipix based radiation detector that we have developed over the last few years in collaboration with Nikhef, and CERN. As the full article is originally published in Dutch, we've written a short piece on it in English: In the article, Schenk, accompanied by Nikhef PHD Martin Fransen, investigates the use and benefits of our LynX 120 detector in real-life and real-time situations. Their journey starts in the Amsterdam Metro, where they measure the amount of cosmic particles that have penetrated the atmosphere, more ...
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Logo Amsterdam Scientific Instruments

Nascent Ventures and TechNano Fund invest in Amsterdam Scientific Instruments B.V.

Posted on 16 November 2017 Expansion capital for next-generation imaging technology company Amsterdam, NL - Amsterdam Scientific Instruments B.V. (“ASI”), a leading vendor of state-of-the-art camera systems for X-ray imaging and electron microscopy, has received an investment from a consortium of investors led by Nascent Ventures. ASI’s camera systems are based on Medipix technology developed by a collaboration of leading physics research institutes under the coordination of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The cameras are deployed in experimental physics labs around the globe, including CERN and Nikhef. ASI’s products are ...
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Students entrepeneurship win the masterchallenge

Four students of the Master Entrepeneurship have helped ASI in solving an entrepeneurial challenge. The Gazelles, as our team called themselves, were challenged to help solve existing startups with a growth challenge. After three intensive weeks, our team delivered an extensive and well thought out marketing plan to cater better to our current and prospective customers. The cherry on the cake was that they also won the Challenge organized by Viisi labs , a prize worth €1000,-. To read more about their and our experiences click here ...
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Team of ASI and Tansi at CNMC

ASI welcomes new distributors in ASIA

We are welcoming 2 new distributors from China and South Korea that have joined the ASI team recently. The collaboration between ASI and both distributors reflects the continuing development of our global business. APEC in South Korea stands for Applied Physics Engineering Company. The company focusses on high voltage technology and works closely together with several research institutes. Nanjing Tansi Technology Co.,Ltd is a professional sales company that distributes optical and electron equipment, established in 2004. The company's main focus is on the sales, development and technical service of optical equipment and electron equipment. Their staff has working experience of ...
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Timepix3 coincidence velocity map

1.5 ns accuracy time stamping optical camera paper approved

The paper of Arthur Zhao and Thomas Weinacht from Stony Brook University, in collaboration with ASI, Nikhef, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the Czech Technical University was approved yesterday by the Review of Scientific Instruments: Title: Coincidence velocity map imaging using Tpx3Cam, a time stamping optical camera with 1.5 ns timing resolution Authors: Arthur Zhao, Martin van Beuzekom, Bram Bouwens, Dmitry Byelov, Irakli Chakaberia, Chuan Cheng, Erik Maddox, Andrei Nomerotski, Peter Svihra, Jan Visser, Vaclav Vrba, and Thomas Weinacht Abstract We demonstrate a coincidence velocity map imaging apparatus equipped with a novel time stamping fast optical camera, Tpx3Cam, whose high sensitivity ...
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Nikhef gravitation waves

Nikhef’s direct involvement in the detection of gravitational waves in the collision of neutron stars

Congratulations to our founding institute Nikhef. Our founding institute Nikhef was directly involved in the detection of gravitational waves and lights in a spectacular cosmic event. During the collision of two neutron stars gravitational waves in form of ripples in space and time could be captured. The emitted waves were observable for about 100 seconds, afterwards a flash of light in form of gamma rays could be noticed for about two seconds. In the following weeks after the collision other forms of light could be detected. Nikhef scientists observed this incredible event in cooperation with LIGO and Virgo. The detection ...
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Flex-ray consortium CWI

CWI launches world-class 3d lab in collaboration with ASI

State secretary Dekker opens ‘FleX-ray Lab’ during CWI in Bedrijf On Thursday 18 May 2017 demissionary state secretary Sander Dekker will open a new research facility that belongs to the top of the world league at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica.  With the new scanner of this lab, it will be made possible for the first time to look inside objects in 3D during the scanning process and to adjust or zoom in while scanning. This is a revolutionary step forward, comparable to the transition from the old fashioned film roll to digital photography. Thanks to realtime data processing and adjustment the ...
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electron diffraction of pharmaceutical nanocrystals

Determination of pharmaceutical compounds using an ASI Cheetah detector

The group from Prof. Dr. J.P. Abrahams from Leiden University published their research on the determination of organic pharmaceutical compounds using a Timepix quantum area detector developed by ASI. This study has been noted in the research news of International Union of Crystallography on the 26th of February. The following message is adapted from their news item: Reliable information about the structure of pharmaceutical compounds is important for patient safety, for the development of related drugs and for patenting purposes. However, working out the structures of pharmaceuticals can be tough. The individual molecules can pack together in the solid in ...
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