Cora Went

Graduate Student

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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


A new metal transfer process for van der Waals contacts to vertical Schottky-junction transition metal dichalcogenide photovoltaics

Cora M. Went, Joeson Wong, Phillip R. Jahelka, Michael Kelzenberg, Souvik Biswas, Matthew S. Hunt, Abigail Carbone, and Harry A. Atwater
Science Advances 2019 (2020) - 2D Materials

Nearly 90% Circularly Polarized Emission in Monolayer WS2 Single Crystals by Chemical Vapor Deposition

Wei-Hsiang Lin, Wei-Shiuan Tseng, Cora M. Went, Marcus L. Teague, George. R. Rossman, Harry A. Atwater, and Nai-Chang Yeh
ACS Nano (2019) - Nanophotonic Materials and Devices Nanophotonics

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