**Office Location:** 089 Physics**Office Phone:** (919) 660-2560**Email Address:** teitso@phy.duke.edu

**Specialties:**

Experimental condensed matter physics

Nonlinear dynamics and complex systems

Nanophysics

**Education:**

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)

- P. H. Dannenberg, J. C. Neu, and S.W. Teitsworth,
*Steering most probable escape paths by varying relative noise intensities*(Preprint, 2013) [abs]. - 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]. - 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]. - Martin Heinrich, Thomas Dahms, Valentin Flunkert, Stephen W. Teitsworth, and Eckehard SchÃ¶ll,
*Symmetry-breaking transitions in networks of nonlinear circuit elements*, New Journal of Physics, vol. 12 no. 113030 (2010), pp. 32 pages . - 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)