Table of Contents

1 Popular Dutch Summary
2 Introduction, Motivation and Relevance
3 Physics
 3.1 Electrons and Photons
 3.2 The Indirect Bandgap and Solar Panels
 3.3 Silicon Nanocrystals
 3.4 Decay and Quantum Cutting
 3.5 The Mechanisms for Quantum Cutting
 3.6 Measuring Quantum Cutting
 3.7 Efficiency
 3.8 From Theory to Experiment
4 Setup
 4.1 Generating Input
 4.2 The Sample
 4.3 Capturing Output
5 Experiment and Results
 5.1 Calibration Curves and Software
 5.2 Photoluminescence
 5.3 Time Resolved Measurements
 5.4 Higher Energies or More Power?
6 Interpretation
 6.1 What can be improved?
7 Further Thoughts
8 Bibliography