Stephen W. Teitsworth, Associate Professor
Office Location: 089 Physics
Office Phone: (919) 660-2560
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (Summer2 2015):
- Physics 131s-1.01m, Intro seminar on big questions
- Physics 150, MTuWThF 02:00 PM-04:05 PM
- P. H. Dannenberg, J. C. Neu, S.W. Teitsworth, Steering Most Probable Escape Paths by Varying Relative Noise Intensities,
Physical Review Letters, vol. 113
pp. 020601, American Physical Society [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
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 Schöll, Symmetry-breaking transitions in networks of nonlinear circuit elements,
New Journal of Physics, vol. 12 no. 113030
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
pp. 4 pages [abs].
- Current Ph.D. Students
- Postdocs Mentored
- Yuriy Bomze (2010 - 2011)