Deep cooled sCMOS cameras

Neo from Andor Technology

The Neo sCMOS camera is an advancement of the well-known CMOS technology for scientific applications. Due to its vacuum enclosure the sensor can be cooled to -40 °C opening up possibilities for demanding applications in physics and biology. As the Neo sCMOS camera has an extremely low noise and high sensitivity, it can often yield a better image than EMCCD cameras even in low light conditions. Beside the typical use in imaging, the Neo sCMOS camera is also suitable for spectroscopy, especially for multi-track and imaging spectroscopy.

Features
One electron read noise (lower detection limit than any CCD camera)
Rapid frame rates of 30 frames/s sustained and 100 frames/s burst
5.5 megapixel sensor with 6.5 µm pixels
Dynamic range 33000 : 1
Thermo-electrical cooling to -40 °C

In a unique -40 °C vacuum cooled platform, loaded with FPGA intelligence, Andor’s Neo sCMOS cameras are designed exclusively to drive highest possible sensitivity from this exciting and innovative new technology development. Unlike any CMOS or CCD technology to come before it, Neo simultaneously delivers highest specifications in sensitivity, resolution, speed, dynamic range and field-of-view: true scientific imaging without compromise. Choice of Rolling and Global (snapshot) exposure mechanisms ensure maximum application flexibility; the latter providing a 'freeze frame' capture capability that emulates that of an interline CCD.

Plasma- and fusion research
Imaging of scintillation screens
X-ray and neutron tomography/radiography
Astronomy
Particle image velocimetry (PIV) and particle tracking velocimetry (PTV)
TitleAuthor(s)InstituteYearSpectrograph/
Detector
High-speed imaging and its applications:
Beating down the scintillation noise
P. Ioannidis, J.H.M.M. SchmittHamburg Observatory, Physics Department,
University of Hamburg, Germany
2017Neo-5.5-CL3
Zyla-4.2-CL10
Photoluminescence spectroscopy of metal nanoantennas
coupled to the atomically thin semiconductor WS2
J. Kern, R. BratschitschInstitute of Physics and Center for Nanotechnology, University of Münster, Germany2015Neo-5.5-CL3
Shamrock SR-303i-B-SIL
Fluorescence microscopy of semiconductor nanowire arraysS. Rahimzadeh-Kalaleh Rodriguez1,
D. van Dam2,
J. Gomez Rivas1,2
1Surface Photonics, AMOLF, c/o Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2COBRA Research Institute, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
2014Neo DC152 QC-FI1
Measuring ion temperatures and helium densities in the hot core of a nuclear fusion reactor using sCMOS and EMCCD camerasR. J. E. JaspersDepartment of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands2014Neo DC152 QC-FI1
iXon DU888 DC-EX
Application of the sCMOS camera Andor Neo for X-ray and neutron imagingN. Kardjilov1,
S. Williams1,2,
F. Wieder1,
A. Hilger1,
I. Manke1
1Helmholtz-Zentrum-Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
2014Neo DC152-QF-FI3
Detection of electrochemically generated peroxide and superoxide by fluorescence microscopyC. Dosche,
S. Dongmo
Institute of Chemistry, University of Oldenburg, Germany2013Neo DC152 QC-FI1
Real-time characterization of plasma evolution by diffraction imagingN. K. Rothe,
A. V. Svanidze,
C. Schuster,
M. Lütgens,
S. Lochbrunner
Institute of Physics, University of Rostock, Germany2013Neo DC152 QC-FI1
Redesign of a 3D PTV system with ANDOR’s Neo sCMOSP. Steinhoff,
M. Schmidt,
D. Müller
E.ON Energy Research Center, Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate (EBC), RWTH Aachen University, Germany2013Neo DC152 QFR-FI2
Polarization dependent photoelectron emission with high lateral resolutionT. WagnerInstitute of Experimental Physics, University of Linz, Austria2012Neo DC152-QC-FI1

Remarks:
1
New part number of DC152 QC-FI: Neo-5.5-CL3
2
Neo DC152 QFR-FI replaced by Neo-5.5-CL3-F
3New part number of DC152 QF-Fi: Neo-5.5-CL3-F

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