The Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory (HCL) was established in 1989 as an embedded laboratory within the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, with the aim of creating new concepts of advanced electronic and optoelectronic devices. This collaboration is profitable to both parties with the HCL offering advanced measurement and characterisation techniques that expands the experimental research capability in the Cavendish Laboratory, while the University, through collaborative projects, makes state-of-the-art micro- and nano-devices accessible to Hitachi researchers. The Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory shares its facilities with the Microelectronics Research Centre and promotes joint workshops and research programmes with many research groups in the Department of Physics.
The Laboratory's main areas of research are:
The Laboratory has a vast range of equipment for characterisation of devices at room and low temperatures. These include: