Werner Tornow

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.

Selected Grants

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

Studies of Nuclear Structure Using Neutrons and Charged Particles awarded by Department of Energy (Principal Investigator). 1997 to 2000

Studies of Nuclear Structure Using Neutrons and Charged Particles awarded by Department of Energy (Principal Investigator). 1997 to 2000

Pages

Yates, S. A., et al. “Measurement of the Se 80 (γ,n) reaction with linearly polarized γ rays.” Physical Review C, vol. 98, no. 5, Nov. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.98.054621. Full Text

Bhike, M., et al. “Partial cross section of neutron-induced reactions on 136Xe at e n = 5 MeV for 0νββ background studies.” Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, vol. 45, no. 12, Nov. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1361-6471/aaeba4. Full Text

Kidd, M. F., and W. Tornow. “First limit on neutrinoless quadruple β decay of Nd 150 to the 01+ state of Gd 150.” Physical Review C, vol. 98, no. 5, Nov. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.98.055501. Full Text

Wilhelmy, J., et al. “Investigation of J=1 states and their γ -decay behavior in Cr 52.” Physical Review C, vol. 98, no. 3, Sept. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.98.034315. Full Text

Krishichayan, Erin, et al. “Monoenergetic photon-induced fission cross-section ratio measurements for U 235, U 238, and Pu 239 from 9.0 to 17.0 MeV.” Physical Review C, vol. 98, no. 1, July 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.98.014608. Full Text

Newsome, I., et al. “Neutron radiative capture cross section of Cu 63,65 between 0.4 and 7.5 MeV.” Physical Review C, vol. 97, no. 4, Apr. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.97.044617. Full Text

Aalseth, C. E., et al. “Search for Neutrinoless Double-β Decay in ^{76}Ge with the Majorana Demonstrator.Physical Review Letters, vol. 120, no. 13, Mar. 2018, p. 132502. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.120.132502. Full Text

Soter, J., et al. “Measurements of the Tm 169 (n,2n) Tm 168 cross section from threshold to 15 MeV.” Physical Review C, vol. 96, no. 6, Dec. 2017. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.96.064619. Full Text

Krishichayan, David, et al. “Accurate U 238 (n, 2n) U 237 reaction cross-section measurements from 6.5 to 14.8 MeV ACCURATE U 238 (n,2n) U 237 REACTION ⋯ KRISHICHAYAN, BHIKE, TORNOW, TONCHEV, and KAWANO.” Physical Review C, vol. 96, no. 4, Oct. 2017. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.96.044623. Full Text

Tonchev, A. P., et al. “Pygmy and core polarization dipole modes in 206Pb: Connecting nuclear structure to stellar nucleosynthesis.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 773, Oct. 2017, pp. 20–25. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2017.07.062. Full Text

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Gooden, M., et al. “Energy dependence of fission product yields from 235U, 238U, and 239Pu with monoenergetic neutrons between thermal and 14.8 MeV.” Epj Web of Conferences, vol. 146, 2017. Scopus, doi:10.1051/epjconf/201714604024. Full Text

Krishichayan, David, et al. “Fission product yield measurements using monoenergetic photon beams.” Epj Web of Conferences, vol. 146, 2017. Scopus, doi:10.1051/epjconf/201714604018. Full Text

Tornow, W., et al. “Recent cross-section measurements of neutron-induced reactions of importance for background estimates in 0νββ searches.” Epj Web of Conferences, vol. 146, 2017. Scopus, doi:10.1051/epjconf/201714609013. Full Text

Ries, P. C., et al. “Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence off 54Cr: The Onset of the Pygmy Dipole Resonance.” Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 724, no. 1, 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1742-6596/724/1/012040. Full Text

Friesen, F. Q. L., et al. “Design of an Experiment to Measure ann Using 3 H (γ, pn) n at HIγS.” Epj Web of Conferences, vol. 113, 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1051/epjconf/201611308007. Full Text

Han, Z., et al. “Monte-Carlo Simulation of 3H(γ, pn) n and 3He(γ, pp) n Experiments at HI γs.” Epj Web of Conferences, vol. 113, 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1051/epjconf/201611308009. Full Text

Malone, R. C., et al. “Neutron-neutron quasifree scattering in nd breakup at 10 MeV.” Epj Web of Conferences, vol. 113, 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1051/epjconf/201611304010. Full Text

Howell, C. R., et al. “Few-Nucleon Research at TUNL: Probing Two- and Three-Nucleon Interactions with Neutrons.” Epj Web of Conferences, vol. 113, 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1051/epjconf/201611304008. Full Text

Isaak, J., et al. “Investigation of the Photon Strength Function in 130 Te.” Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 665, no. 1, 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1742-6596/665/1/012039. Full Text

Beck, T., et al. “Quadrupole decay strength of the M 1 scissors mode.” Aip Conference Proceedings, vol. 1681, 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.4932268. Full Text

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