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.

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

Beck, T., et al. “E2 decay strength of the M1 scissors mode of ^{156}Gd and its first excited rotational state.Physical Review Letters, vol. 118, no. 21, May 2017, p. 212502. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.118.212502. Full Text

Krishichayan, Francesco, et al. “Photofission cross-section ratio measurement of 235U/238U 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, vol. 854, May 2017, pp. 40–44. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nima.2017.02.043. Full Text

Bhike, M., et al. “Total and isomeric-state cross sections for the Ge 76 (n,2n) Ge 75 reaction from threshold to 14.8 MeV.” Physical Review C, vol. 95, no. 5, May 2017. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.95.054605. Full Text

Bhike, M., et al. “Exploratory study of fission product yield determination from photofission of Pu 239 at 11 MeV with monoenergetic photons.” Physical Review C, vol. 95, no. 2, Feb. 2017. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.95.024608. Full Text

Benouaret, N., et al. “Dipole response of the odd-proton nucleus 205Tl up to the neutron-separation energy.” Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, vol. 43, no. 11, Oct. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0954-3899/43/11/115101. Full Text

Gando, A., et al. “A SEARCH for ELECTRON ANTINEUTRINOS ASSOCIATED with GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE EVENTS GW150914 and GW151226 USING KAMLAND.” Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 829, no. 2, Oct. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.3847/2041-8205/829/2/L34. Full Text

Gando, A., et al. “Search for Majorana Neutrinos Near the Inverted Mass Hierarchy Region with KamLAND-Zen.Physical Review Letters, vol. 117, no. 8, Aug. 2016, p. 082503. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.117.082503. Full Text

Löher, B., et al. “The decay pattern of the Pygmy Dipole Resonance of 140Ce.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 756, May 2016, pp. 72–76. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.02.042. Full Text

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Asakura, K., et al. “Results from KamLAND-Zen.” Aip Conference Proceedings, vol. 1666, 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.4915593. Full Text

Isaak, J., et al. “Decay pattern of the pygmy dipole resonance in 140Ce.” Epj Web of Conferences, vol. 93, 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1051/epjconf/20159301048. Full Text

Werner, V., et al. “Dipole strength distributions from HIGS Experiments.” Epj Web of Conferences, vol. 93, 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1051/epjconf/20159301031. Full Text

Benouaret, N., et al. “QPM analysis of 205TI nuclear excitations below the giant dipole resonance.” Epj Web of Conferences, vol. 93, 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1051/epjconf/20159301044. Full Text

Tonchev, A., et al. “Nuclear structure studies with gamma-ray beams.” Epj Web of Conferences, vol. 93, 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1051/epjconf/20159301030. Full Text

Bhike, M., et al. “124Xe(n,γ)125Xe and 124Xe(n,2n)123Xe measurements for National Ignition Facility.” Epj Web of Conferences, vol. 93, 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1051/epjconf/20159302003. Full Text

Tornow, W., and M. Bhike. “Neutron radiative capture reactions on nuclei of relevance to 0νββ, dark matter and neutrino/antineutrino searches.” Epj Web of Conferences, vol. 93, 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1051/epjconf/20159303001. Full Text

Green, M. P., et al. “The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR for 0νββ: Current Status and Future Plans.” Physics Procedia, vol. 61, 2015, pp. 232–40. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.phpro.2014.12.038. Full Text

Abgrall, N., et al. “The Majorana Low-noise Low-background Front-end Electronics.” Physics Procedia, vol. 61, 2015, pp. 654–57. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.phpro.2014.12.066. Full Text

Weisel, G. J., et al. “Neutron-deuteron analyzing power data at En=22.5 MeV.” Physical Review C  Nuclear Physics, vol. 89, no. 5, 2014. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.89.054001. Full Text

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