History of the HLL

In the 1980s, the Max-Planck-Institutes for Physics and Extraterrestrial Physics began to develop semiconductor radiation detectors for experiments in the field of high-energy physics and X-ray astronomy. The first prototypes processed in cooperation with the Diode Laboratory of the Technical University of Munich demonstrated the great potential of this technology and led to the decision to found their own production facility.


In 1990, the semiconductor laboratory (HLL for Halbleiterlabor), which was jointly operated by the two Max-Planck-Institutes, moved to the former premises of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solid State Research in Munich-Pasing.


Not even ten years later, high capacity utilization and increased quality requirements demanded moving to a larger, modern cleanroom hall, located on the Siemens premises in Munich-Neuperlach.


Following a restructuring in 2013, the HLL is now a central institution of the Max-Planck-Society, available to all of its institutes and also to external research institutes for the development of commercially non-available radiation sensors.

web cam few of the new building of the HLL:

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