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Stephen W. Teitsworth, Associate Professor of Physics

Stephen W. Teitsworth

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.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  089 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-2560
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2022):

    Physics 047, MW 10:15 AM-11:30 AM

Ph.D. Harvard University1986
A.M.Harvard University1981
BSStanford University1979

Experimental condensed matter physics
Nanoscale/microscale computing systems
Nonlinear dynamics and complex systems
Research Interests: Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

Prof. Stephen W. Teitsworth's current research centers on electronic transport and optoelectronic processes in semiconductor microstructures and nanostructures. Three areas of particular interest are: 1) nonlinear electronic transport in semiconductor superlattices; 2) theoretical and experimental studies of chaotic dynamics associated with nonlinear space charge waves in patterned and bulk semiconductors; 3) optical properties of semiconductor quantum wells, especially photon-plasmon effects in structures that incorporate metallic nanoarrays.


Aluminum • Amplifiers, Electronic • Arsenic • Arsenicals • Electronics • Gallium • Gallium arsenide • Kinetics • Models, Theoretical • Oscillometry • Photoluminescence • Quantum wells • Semiconductors

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

    Postdocs Mentored

    • Yuriy Bomze (2010 - 2011)  
    Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    1. Teitsworth, S; Neu, JC, Stochastic line integrals and stream functions as metrics of irreversibility and heat transfer., Physical Review. E, vol. 106 no. 2-1 (August, 2022), pp. 024124, American Physical Society (APS) [doi]  [abs]
    2. Teitsworth, SW; Olson, ME; Bomze, Y, Scaling properties of noise-induced switching in a bistable tunnel diode circuit, The European Physical Journal B, vol. 92 no. 4 (April, 2019) [doi]  [abs] [reputed journal]
    3. Gonzalez, JP; Neu, JC; Teitsworth, SW, Experimental metrics for detection of detailed balance violation., Physical Review. E, vol. 99 no. 2-1 (February, 2019), pp. 022143 [doi]  [abs] [high impact paper]
    4. Neu, JC; Ghanta, A; Teitsworth, SW, The Geometry of most probable trajectories in noise-driven dynamical systems, in Coupled Mathematical Models for Physical and Biological Nanoscale Systems and Their Applications, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics, edited by L. L. Bonilla, E. Kaxiras, and R. Melnik, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics, vol. 232 (January, 2018), pp. 153-167, Springer International Publishing, Gewerbestr. 11, 6330 Cham, Switzerland, ISBN 9783319765983 [1803.01053], [doi]  [abs]
    5. Ghanta, A; Neu, JC; Teitsworth, S, Fluctuation loops in noise-driven linear dynamical systems., Physical Review. E, vol. 95 no. 3-1 (March, 2017), pp. 032128, American Physical Society (APS) [doi]  [abs]