Stephen W. Teitsworth, Associate Professor  

Stephen W. Teitsworth

Office Location: 089 Physics
Office Phone: (919) 660-2560
Email Address:

Experimental condensed matter physics
Nonlinear dynamics and complex systems

PhD, Harvard University, 1986
A.M., Harvard University, 1981
BS, Stanford University, 1979

Research Categories: Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

Research Description: Prof. Stephen W. Teitsworth's research centers on experimental, computational, and theoretical studies of deterministic and stochastic nonlinear electronic transport in nanoscale systems. Three particular areas of current interest are: 1) stochastic nonlinear electronic transport phenomena in semiconductor superlattices and tunnel diode arrays; 2) complex bifurcations associated with the deterministic dynamics of electronic transport in negative differential resistance systems; and 3) strategies for stabilizing negative differential resistance systems against the formation of space-charge waves.

Teaching (Fall 2014):

  • Physics 137s.01, Energy in the 21st century Synopsis
    Perkins 060, MW 04:40 PM-05:55 PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. P. H. Dannenberg, J. C. Neu, and S.W. Teitsworth, Steering most probable escape paths by varying relative noise intensities (Preprint, 2013)  [abs].
  2. Yu. Bomze, R. Hey, H. T. Grahn, S.W. Teitsworth, Noise-Induced Current Switching in Semiconductor Superlattices: Observation of Nonexponential Kinetics in a High-Dimensional System, Physical Review Letters, vol. 109 no. 026801 (2012), pp. 4, American Physical Society  [abs] [author's comments].
  3. M. Heymann, S. W. Teitsworth, and J. Mattingly, Rare transition events in non-equilibrium systems with state-dependent noise: application to stochastic current switching in semiconductor superlattices (Preprint, 2012)  [abs].
  4. Martin Heinrich, Thomas Dahms, Valentin Flunkert, Stephen W. Teitsworth, and Eckehard Schöll, Symmetry-breaking transitions in networks of nonlinear circuit elements, New Journal of Physics, vol. 12 no. 113030 (2010), pp. 32 pages .
  5. Huidong Xu and S.W. Teitsworth, Emergence of current branches in a series array of negative differential resistance circuit elements, Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 108 no. 043705 (2010), pp. 4 pages  [abs].

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

    Postdocs Mentored

    • Yuriy Bomze (2010 - 2011)