Cora Went

Graduate Student


Cora is a graduate student in Physics who joined the Atwater group in August 2016. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015 with a BS in Physics. She has experience researching power-dependent photoluminescence spectroscopy of III-V semiconductors at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg, Germany. In the Atwater group, she studies two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides for applications to solar cells. She is supported by the Resnick Fellowship and the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Aside from physics, Cora enjoys running, ceramics, board games, and time with friends and family.

Available Publications

Anisotropic Quantum Well Electro-Optics in Few-Layer Black Phosphorus

Michelle C. Sherrott, William S. Whitney, Deep Jariwala, Souvik Biswas, Cora M. Went, Joeson Wong, George R. Rossman, and Harry A. Atwater
Nano Letters (2019) - 2D Materials

Materials challenges for the Starshot lightsail

Harry A. Atwater, Artur R. Davoyan, Ognjen Ilic, Deep Jariwala, Michelle C. Sherrott,
Cora M. Went, William S. Whitney and Joeson Wong
Nature Materials (2018) - Starshot