The title of this post deserves some clarification. Isn’t the answer obvious? You need to understand how solar cells work in order to improve them and physics are the foundation of that understanding, right? We suspect that most people would
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My name is Sjoerd Smit. I finished my PhD in applied physics in 2016 and in my research I investigated the thermodynamics of silicon solar cells to try and understand how passivating selective contacts in heterojunction cells can be improved. I'm currently working for Wolfram Research Europe Ltd. as a technical consultant.