**Office Location:** 089 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708**Email Address:** teitso@phy.duke.edu

**Specialties:**

Experimental condensed matter physics

Nonlinear dynamics and complex systems

Nanophysics

**Education:**

Ph.D., 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 2015):**

- Physics 142l.001,
*General physics ii*Synopsis- Physics 130, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM

- Physics 142l9d.01,
*General physics ii (disc)*Synopsis- Physics 150, W 10:05 AM-12:05 PM

- Physics 142l9d.02,
*General physics ii (disc)*Synopsis- Physics 150, W 01:15 PM-03:15 PM

- Physics 142l9d.03,
*General physics ii (disc)*Synopsis- Physics 150, W 03:30 PM-05:30 PM

**Recent Publications**
(More Publications)

- P. H. Dannenberg, J. C. Neu, S.W. Teitsworth,
*Steering most probable escape paths by varying relative noise intensities.*, Physical review letters, vol. 113 no. 2 (July, 2014), pp. 020601, American Physical Society [doi] [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 (July, 2012), pp. 4, American Physical Society [23030192], [doi] [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]. - LL Bonilla and SW Teitsworth,
*Nonlinear Wave Methods for Charge Transport*, Nonlinear Wave Methods for Charge Transport (September, 2010) [doi] [abs]. - Luis Bonilla and Stephen Teitsworth,
*Nonlinear wave methods for electronic transport in condensed matter systems*(2010), Wiley - VCF .

**Highlight:**

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.

**Current Ph.D. Students**(Former Students)

**Postdocs Mentored**- Yuriy Bomze (2010 - 2011)