Stephen W. Teitsworth

Stephen W. Teitsworth

Associate Professor of Physics

Office Location: 
089 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Front Office Address: 
Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708-0305
Phone: 
(919) 660-2560

Overview

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.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Harvard University 1986

Selected Grants

Switching Dynamics of Electric Field Domains in Semiconductor Superlattices awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2008 to 2012

DHB: Niches and Networks: Studying the Coevolution of Voluntary Groups and Social Networks awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2007

Duke Terahertz Femtosecond Diagnostic Laboratory awarded by (Principal Investigator). 1999 to 2002

Acquisition of a Variable Temperature Four-Circle X-Ray Diffraction System awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 1999 to 2001

Optoelectronics Laboratory Equipment Enhancement awarded by (Principal Investigator). 1998 to 1999

(94-0188) Electron-localized Phonon Interactions in GaAs/AlxGal-xAs Quantum Well Structures awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1992 to 1996

(92-0416) Electron-Localized Phonon Interactions in GaAs/AlxGa,-xAs Quantum Well Structures awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1992 to 1995

(93-0918) Electron-Localized Phonon Interactions in GaAs/AlxGa- xAs Quantum Well awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1992 to 1995

Teitsworth, S. W., et al. “Scaling properties of noise-induced switching in a bistable tunnel diode circuit.” European Physical Journal B, vol. 92, no. 4, Apr. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.1140/epjb/e2019-90711-0. Full Text

Gonzalez, Juan Pablo, et al. “Experimental metrics for detection of detailed balance violation..” Physical Review. E, vol. 99, no. 2–1, Feb. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.99.022143. Full Text

Ghanta, A., et al. “Fluctuation loops in noise-driven linear dynamical systems.” Physical Review E, vol. 95, no. 3, Mar. 2017. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.95.032128. Full Text

Dannenberg, Paul H., et al. “Steering most probable escape paths by varying relative noise intensities..” Physical Review Letters, vol. 113, no. 2, July 2014. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.113.020601. Full Text

Bomze, Yu, et al. “Noise-induced current switching in semiconductor superlattices: observation of nonexponential kinetics in a high-dimensional system..” Physical Review Letters, vol. 109, no. 2, July 2012. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.109.026801. Full Text

Bomze, Yu, et al. “Noise-Induced Current Switching in Semiconductor Superlattices: Observation of Nonexponential Kinetics in a High-Dimensional System.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 109, no. 026801, American Physical Society, 2012.

Heinrich, M., et al. “Symmetry-breaking transitions in networks of nonlinear circuit elements.” New Journal of Physics, vol. 12, Nov. 2010. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1367-2630/12/11/113030. Full Text

Bonilla, L. L., and S. W. Teitsworth. “Nonlinear Wave Methods for Charge Transport.” Nonlinear Wave Methods for Charge Transport, Sept. 2010. Scopus, doi:10.1002/9783527628674. Full Text

Xu, H., 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. 4, Aug. 2010. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.3475988. Full Text Open Access Copy

Xu, H., and S. W. Teitsworth. “On the possibility of a shunt-stabilized superlattice terahertz emitter.” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 96, no. 2, Jan. 2010. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.3291614. Full Text Open Access Copy

Pages

Neu, J. C., et al. “The Geometry of most probable trajectories in noise-driven dynamical systems.” Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics, vol. 232, 2018, pp. 153–67. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-76599-0_9. Full Text