Werner Tornow

Professor Emeritus of Physics

Office Location: 
414 Tunl, Durham, NC 27708
Front Office Address: 
Box 90308, Durham, NC 27708-0308
Phone: 
(919) 660-2637

Overview

Professor Werner Tornow became the Director of TUNL in July, 1996. He is primarily interested in studying few-nucleon systems with special emphasis on two-nucleon systems and three-nucleon force effects in three-nucleon systems. Polarized beams and polarized targets are essential in this work. He collaborates with the leading theoreticians in his field to interpret the experimental data obtained at TUNL. He recently became involved in weak-interaction physics, especially in double-beta decay studies and in neutrino oscillation physics using large scale detectors at the Kamland project in Japan.

Neutron-Induced Fission Studies and Reactions on Special Nuclear Materials awarded by Department of Energy (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2018

High Sensitivity Low Cost Solid State Neutron Detection awarded by US Department of Homeland Security (Co-Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2018

REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Nuclear Physics at TUNL/Duke University awarded by National Science Foundation (Senior Investigator). 2015 to 2018

Studies of Nuclear Structure Using Neutrons and Charged Particles awarded by Department of Energy (Senior Investigator). 1997 to 2018

Photo-Fission Product Yields of Special Nuclear Materials awarded by Department of Energy (Co-Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2017

Nuclear Data Measurements Using Gamma Rays and Radiation Detector Development awarded by US Department of Homeland Security (Co-Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2017

Fission Product Yields of 235U, 238U, 239Pu and Neutron Induced Reactions on Specific Nuclei awarded by Department of Energy (Principal Investigator). 2006 to 2015

REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Nuclear Physics at TUNL awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2000 to 2009

Measurement of Neutron-induced Reaction Cross Sections awarded by Department of Energy (Principal Investigator). 2002 to 2006

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Tonchev, AP, Tsoneva, N, Bhatia, C, Arnold, CW, Goriely, S, Hammond, SL, Kelley, JH, Kwan, E, Lenske, H, Piekarewicz, J, Raut, R, Rusev, G, Shizuma, T, and Tornow, W. "Pygmy and core polarization dipole modes in 206Pb: Connecting nuclear structure to stellar nucleosynthesis (Accepted)." Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics 773 (October 10, 2017): 20-25. Full Text

Beck, T, Beller, J, Pietralla, N, Bhike, M, Birkhan, J, Derya, V, Gayer, U, Hennig, A, Isaak, J, Löher, B, Ponomarev, VY, Richter, A, Romig, C, Savran, D, Scheck, M, Tornow, W, Werner, V, Zilges, A, and Zweidinger, M. "E2 decay strength of the M1 scissors mode of ^{156}Gd and its first excited rotational state." Physical review letters 118.21 (May 26, 2017): 212502-. Full Text

Bhike, M, Krishichayan, , and Tornow, W. "Total and isomeric-state cross sections for the reaction from threshold to 14.8 MeV." Physical Review C 95.5 (May 2017). Full Text

Krishichayan, , Bhike, M, Finch, SW, Howell, CR, Tonchev, AP, and Tornow, W. "Photofission cross-section ratio measurement of 235 U/ 238 U using monoenergetic photons in the energy range of 9.0–16.6 MeV." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 854 (May 2017): 40-44. Full Text

Bhike, M, Tornow, W, Krishichayan, , and Tonchev, AP. "Exploratory study of fission product yield determination from photofission of at 11 MeV with monoenergetic photons." Physical Review C 95.2 (February 2017). Full Text

Benouaret, N, Beller, J, Pai, H, Pietralla, N, Ponomarev, VY, Romig, C, Schnorrenberger, L, Zweidinger, M, Scheck, M, Isaak, J, Savran, D, Sonnabend, K, Raut, R, Rusev, G, Tonchev, AP, Tornow, W, Weller, HR, and Kelley, JH. "Dipole response of the odd-proton nucleus 205 Tl up to the neutron-separation energy." Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics 43.11 (November 1, 2016): 115101-115101. Full Text

Gando, A, Gando, Y, Hachiya, T, Hayashi, A, Hayashida, S, Ikeda, H, Inoue, K, Ishidoshiro, K, Karino, Y, Koga, M, Matsuda, S, Mitsui, T, Nakamura, K, Obara, S, Oura, T, Ozaki, H, Shimizu, I, Shirahata, Y, Shirai, J, Suzuki, A, Takai, T, Tamae, K, Teraoka, Y, Ueshima, K, Watanabe, H, Kozlov, A, Takemoto, Y, Yoshida, S, Fushimi, K, Piepke, A, Banks, TI, Berger, BE, Fujikawa, BK, O’Donnell, T, Learned, JG, Maricic, J, Sakai, M, Winslow, LA, Krupczak, E, Ouellet, J, Efremenko, Y, and Karwowski, HJ et al. "A SEARCH FOR ELECTRON ANTINEUTRINOS ASSOCIATED WITH GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE EVENTS GW150914 AND GW151226 USING KAMLAND." The Astrophysical Journal 829.2 (October 1, 2016): L34-L34. Full Text

Gando, A, Gando, Y, Hachiya, T, Hayashi, A, Hayashida, S, Ikeda, H, Inoue, K, Ishidoshiro, K, Karino, Y, Koga, M, Matsuda, S, Mitsui, T, Nakamura, K, Obara, S, Oura, T, Ozaki, H, Shimizu, I, Shirahata, Y, Shirai, J, Suzuki, A, Takai, T, Tamae, K, Teraoka, Y, Ueshima, K, Watanabe, H, Kozlov, A, Takemoto, Y, Yoshida, S, Fushimi, K, Banks, TI, Berger, BE, Fujikawa, BK, O'Donnell, T, Winslow, LA, Efremenko, Y, Karwowski, HJ, Markoff, DM, Tornow, W, Detwiler, JA, Enomoto, S, and Decowski, MP et al. "Search for Majorana Neutrinos Near the Inverted Mass Hierarchy Region with KamLAND-Zen." Physical review letters 117.8 (August 16, 2016): 082503-. Full Text

Löher, B, Savran, D, Aumann, T, Beller, J, Bhike, M, Cooper, N, Derya, V, Duchêne, M, Endres, J, Hennig, A, Humby, P, Isaak, J, Kelley, JH, Knörzer, M, Pietralla, N, Ponomarev, VY, Romig, C, Scheck, M, Scheit, H, Silva, J, Tonchev, AP, Tornow, W, Wamers, F, Weller, H, Werner, V, and Zilges, A. "The decay pattern of the Pygmy Dipole Resonance of 140 Ce." Physics Letters B 756 (May 2016): 72-76. Full Text

Derya, V, Tsoneva, N, Aumann, T, Bhike, M, Endres, J, Gooden, M, Hennig, A, Isaak, J, Lenske, H, Löher, B, Pietralla, N, Savran, D, Tornow, W, Werner, V, and Zilges, A. "Decay of quadrupole-octupole states in and." Physical Review C 93.3 (March 2016). Full Text

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Ries, PC, Beck, T, Beller, J, Krishichayan, , Gayer, U, Isaak, J, Löher, B, Mertes, L, Pai, H, Pietralla, N, Romig, C, Savran, D, Schilling, M, Tornow, W, Werner, V, and Zweidinger, M. "Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence off 54 Cr: The Onset of the Pygmy Dipole Resonance." June 2016. Full Text

Isaak, J, Beller, J, Fiori, E, Glorius, J, Krtička, M, Löher, B, Pietralla, N, Romig, C, Rusev, G, Savran, D, Scheck, M, Silva, J, Sonnabend, K, Tonchev, AP, Tornow, W, Weller, HR, and Zweidinger, M. "Investigation of the Photon Strength Function in 130 Te." January 5, 2016. Full Text

Friesen, FQL, Ahmed, MW, Crowe, BJ, Crowell, AS, Cumberbatch, LC, Fallin, B, Han, Z, Howell, CR, Malone, RM, Markoff, D, Tornow, W, and Witała, H. "Design of an Experiment to Measure a Using 3 H ( γ , pn ) n at HIγS." 2016. Full Text

Han, Z, Friesen, FQL, Howell, CR, Ahmed, MW, Crowe, BJ, Crowell, AS, Cumberbatch, LC, Fallin, B, Ticehurst, D, Tornow, W, and Witała, H. "Monte-Carlo Simulation of 3 H( γ , pn ) n and 3 He( γ , pp ) n Experiments at HI γ S." 2016. Full Text

Malone, RC, Crowe, B, Crowell, AS, Cumberbatch, LC, Esterline, JH, Fallin, BA, Friesen, FQL, Han, Z, Howell, CR, Markoff, D, Ticehurst, D, Tornow, W, and Witała, H. "Neutron-neutron quasifree scattering in nd breakup at 10 MeV." 2016. Full Text

Beck, T, Beller, J, Derya, V, Gayer, U, Isaak, J, Löher, B, Mertes, L, Pietralla, N, Ries, P, Romig, C, Savran, D, Scheck, M, Tornow, W, Weller, HR, Werner, V, and Zweidinger, M. "Quadrupole decay strength of the M 1 scissors mode." October 15, 2015. Full Text

Asakura, K, Gando, A, Gando, Y, Hachiya, T, Hayashida, S, Ikeda, H, Inoue, K, Ishidoshiro, K, Ishikawa, T, Ishio, S, Koga, M, Matsuda, R, Matsuda, S, Mitsui, T, Motoki, D, Nakamura, K, Obara, S, Oki, Y, Otani, M, Oura, T, Shimizu, I, Shirahata, Y, Shirai, J, Suzuki, A, Tachibana, H, Tamae, K, Ueshima, K, Watanabe, H, Xu, BD, Yamauchi, Y, Yoshida, H, Kozlov, A, Takemoto, Y, Yoshida, S, Fushimi, K, Banks, TI, Freedman, SJ, Fujikawa, BK, O'donnell, T, Winslow, LA, Berger, BE, and Efremenko, Y et al. "Results from KamLAND-Zen." July 15, 2015. Full Text

Tonchev, A, Bhatia, C, Kelley, J, Raut, R, Rusev, G, Tornow, W, and Tsoneva, N. "Nuclear Structure Studies with Gamma-Ray Beams." 2015. Full Text

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