“We are thrilled by the performance of our new ASI CheeTah Bottom Mount Retractable detector on our JOEL Arm 200 microscope. The CheeTah detector enables us to run experiments on electron dose sensitive samples with improved balance between signal and radiation damage. We are impressed by the incredibly fast image acquisition speed. The data obtained from the CheeTah detector can be converted into sharp images as there is virtually no noise. We are excited to continue to use the ASI CheeTah detector and would like to thank the ASI team for their fast installation and helpful training.”

Prof. Dr. Ir. Niels de Jonge

Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken


“With the new Application Programming Interface, the CheeTah M3 detector can be integrated into virtually any work environment for automated data acquisition in a transmission electron microscope. We use the CheeTah M3 to collect electron diffraction tomography data, where it has proven to be effective in achieving a good signal-to-noise ratio combined with high acquisition speed even with low-dose illumination. Amsterdam Scientific Instruments’ support is excellent and eager to help you get the most out of their product.”

Dr. Philippe Boullay
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

“We are very pleased with the performance of the Timepix1 module that we obtained from ASI several years back. It has quickly become a multipurpose detector for us where we quickly use it either for looking at the direct (attenuated) XFEL beam, scattering from target or bremsstrahlung emission from laser-solid interactions, or general radiation backgrounds in our experiments. We have recently acquired from ASI a Timepix3 detector and are looking forward to the list-mode capabilities of such a detector and how to use it in our experiments.”

Dr. Alejandro Laso Garcia
Institute of Radiation Physics, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden – Rossendorf 

Institute of Radiation Physics, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden - Rossendorf
Instituto Italiano di Tecnologia

“Electron diffraction tomography data collected with the Timepix detector opened a new scenario in material science, organic chemistry and molecular biology. This detector provides such a high sensitivity and speed that with a very small electron dose and fast rotation, allows an entire 3D electron diffraction data set recording on nanocrystals without any significant beam damage. It transforms the electron microscope into a single crystal electron diffractometer.”

Mauro Gemmi
Coordinator of the Center for Nanotechnology Innovation, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Pisa Italy.

“The Timepix detector combined with continuous rotation electron diffraction greatly improved the data quality and shortened the data collection time from hours to minutes. Ab initio structure determination by electron diffraction has now become as feasible as by X-ray diffraction, but from crystals thousands of times smaller than what are needed for X-ray diffraction.”

Prof. Xiaodong Zou
Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry at Stockholm University

“Hybrid pixel detectors, like Timepix and Medipix, boost the power of electron diffraction by at least an order of magnitude. Protein crystals as small as just 100 nm are now allowing structure determination.”

 Prof. Dr. Jan Pieter Abrahams
Biozentrum; Centre for Molecular Life Sciences

“Since mid 2000s we have been following up development of Medipix detectors, as they were highly sensitive, could be used to detect photons, electrons and charged particles. They could also measure the energy deposition on a micrometer/cellular level. Unfortunately, at that stage the access to technology was limited and only available via collaboration with CERN. This situation, however, changed in 2012, when the technology was released to industry partners, including Amsterdam Scientific Instruments (ASI). We have selected their Timepix device (development of Medipix), because of the removable detector cover which makes it suitable for detection of both photons and charged particles (e.g. alpha particles). As a result it can be used both for imaging, as well as dosimetry applications with mixed radiation fields. ASI have been excellent in discussing the apparatus and its performance, providing us with extensive literature, in addition to the attractive quote. Once received, the apparatus and the data acquisition system were easy to assemble and we could proceed with measurements immediately.

We have enjoyed excellent collaboration and support by Amsterdam Scientific Instruments, who provided on-site as well as teleconference training and technical support. They have also provided us with software updates and other technical upgrades. We highly recommend ASI to other research institutions interested in the TIMEPIX detector.”

Eva Bezak, Head of department of Medical Physics
Royal Adelaide Hospital and University of Adelaide, South Australia

“A productive cooperation with the professionals of Amsterdam Scientific instruments resulted in a fast development of a neutron sensitive Medipix detector. We are happy that we are now the proud owner of such a system that comes with excellent support.”

 Jeroen Plomp, Research Technician/Scientist
TU Delft

“Bringing a cutting-edge technology from Amsterdam Scientific Instruments, altogether with their dynamic team of highly motivated professionals, enabled our MX-10 product to get to the market in a faster and more reliable way.”

Pavel Hübner, R&D Chief Engineer

“We purchased the IonPix detector for our Mass Spectrometry system and are pleased to say that ASI has provided us with a great product and outstanding service. They installed the system on-site and assisted us fast and correctly when needed. The IonPix detector has given us the opportunity to enhance our research due to its unique features. We highly recommend ASI to other institutes.”

Sohee Yoon, Ph.D, Senior Research Scientist
Center for Nano-Bio Convergence research, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), South Korea.

“The ASI TimePix is an essential tool for characterizing our novel X-ray sources. The camera’s high speed and detection efficiency allows for time resolving an X-ray emitting region. Furthermore, the ability to easily obtain spectral information from an X-ray image makes the TimePix a unique and valuable instrument. In addition, the customer support has been outstanding!”

Carlos Camara, Founder & Chief Scientist