Professor Emeritus of Physics
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.
The KamLAND Collaboration, Victor L., et al. “KamLAND SENSITIVITY TO NEUTRINOS FROM PRE-SUPERNOVA STARS.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 818, no. 1, Feb. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.3847/0004-637X/818/1/91. Full Text
Asakura, K., et al. “Search for double-beta decay of 136Xe to excited states of 136Ba with the KamLAND-Zen experiment.” Nuclear Physics A, vol. 946, Feb. 2016, pp. 171–81. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2015.11.011. Full Text
Tornow, W., et al. “Fast-neutron-induced potential background near the Q value of neutrinoless double- β decay of Ge 76.” Physical Review C, vol. 93, no. 1, Jan. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.93.014614. Full Text
Champine, B., et al. “Measurement of the Tm 169 (n, 3n) Tm 167 cross section and the associated branching ratios in the decay of Tm 167.” Physical Review C, vol. 93, no. 1, Jan. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.93.014611. Full Text
Finch, S. W., and W. Tornow. “Search for the β decay of 96Zr.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 806, Jan. 2016, pp. 70–74. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nima.2015.09.098. Full Text
Gooden, M. E., et al. “Energy Dependence of Fission Product Yields from 235U, 238U and 239Pu for Incident Neutron Energies Between 0.5 and 14.8 MeV.” Nuclear Data Sheets, vol. 131, Jan. 2016, pp. 319–56. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nds.2015.12.006. Full Text
Finch, S. W., and W. Tornow. “Search for neutrinoless double-electron capture of Dy 156.” Physical Review C Nuclear Physics, vol. 92, no. 6, Dec. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.92.065503. Full Text
Finch, S. W., and W. Tornow. “Search for two-neutrino double- β decay of Zr 96 to excited states of Mo 96.” Physical Review C Nuclear Physics, vol. 92, no. 4, Oct. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.92.045501. Full Text
Isaak, J., et al. “Decay pattern of the pygmy dipole resonance in 130Te.” Epj Web of Conferences, vol. 66, 2014. Scopus, doi:10.1051/epjconf/20146602055. Full Text
Benouaret, N., et al. “Photoexcitation of the stable tl isotopes below the neutron separation energy.” Acta Physica Polonica B, vol. 45, no. 2, 2014, pp. 193–98. Scopus, doi:10.5506/APhysPolB.45.193. Full Text
Tornow, W. W., and W. Tornow. “Search for neutrinoless double-beta decay.” 34th International Symposium on Physics in Collision, Pic 2014, 2014.
Elliott, S. R., et al. “The Majorana Demonstrator: A search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of germanium-76.” Aip Conference Proceedings, vol. 1572, 2014, pp. 45–48. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.4856546. Full Text
Aguayo, E., et al. “The Majorana double beta decay experiment: Present status.” Proceedings of the 15th Lomonosov Conference on Elementary Particle Physics: Particle Physics at the Tercentenary of Mikhail Lomonosov, 2013, pp. 164–68.
Esterline, J., and W. Tornow. “Analyzing Power of 3He(n, n)3He Between 1.60 and 5.54 MeV.” Few Body Systems, vol. 54, no. 7–10, 2013, pp. 1323–26. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s00601-013-0595-3. Full Text
Schuberta, A. G., et al. “The Majorana Demonstrator: A search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of germanium-76.” Aip Conference Proceedings, vol. 1441, 2012, pp. 480–82. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.3700592. Full Text
Giovanetti, G. K., et al. “Dark matter sensitivities of the Majorana Demonstrator.” Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 375, no. PART 2, 2012. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1742-6596/375/1/012014. Full Text
Beller, J., et al. “Energy separation of the 1+/1- parity doublet in 20Ne.” Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 366, no. 1, 2012. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1742-6596/366/1/012003. Full Text