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.

Bhike, M., et al. “Comprehensive sets of Xe 124 (n,γ) Xe 125 and Xe 124 (n,2n) Xe 123 cross-section data for assessment of inertial-confinement deuterium-tritium fusion plasma.” Physical Review C  Nuclear Physics, vol. 91, no. 1, Jan. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.91.011601. Full Text

Keefer, G., et al. “Laboratory studies on the removal of radon-born lead from KamLAND's organic liquid scintillator.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 769, Jan. 2015, pp. 79–87. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nima.2014.09.050. Full Text

Xu, W., et al. “Testing the Ge Detectors for the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR.” Physics Procedia, vol. 61, Jan. 2015, pp. 807–15. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.phpro.2014.12.104. Full Text

Cuesta, C., et al. “Background Model for the Majorana Demonstrator.” Physics Procedia, vol. 61, Jan. 2015, pp. 821–27. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.phpro.2015.06.001. Full Text

Banks, T. I., et al. “A compact ultra-clean system for deploying radioactive sources inside the KamLAND detector.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 769, Jan. 2015, pp. 88–96. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nima.2014.09.068. Full Text

Giovanetti, G. K., et al. “A Dark Matter Search with MALBEK.” Physics Procedia, vol. 61, Jan. 2015, pp. 77–84. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.phpro.2014.12.014. Full Text

Massarczyk, R., et al. “Magnetic dipole strength in Xe 128 and Xe 134 in the spin-flip resonance region.” Physical Review C  Nuclear Physics, vol. 90, no. 5, Nov. 2014. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.90.054310. Full Text

Bhike, M., et al. “Measurements of the 40Ar(n, γ)41Ar radiative-capture cross section between 0.4 and 14.8 MeV.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 736, Sept. 2014, pp. 361–64. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2014.07.044. Full Text

Bhatia, C., et al. “Dual-fission chamber and neutron beam characterization for fission product yield measurements using monoenergetic neutrons.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 757, Sept. 2014, pp. 7–19. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nima.2014.03.022. Full Text

Deboer, R. J., et al. “Photoneutron strengths in 26Mg at energies of astrophysical interest.” Physical Review C  Nuclear Physics, vol. 89, no. 5, May 2014. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.89.055802. Full Text

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Rusev, G., et al. “Dipole-strength distributions below the giant dipole resonance in the stable even-mass molybdenum isotopes.” Aip Conference Proceedings, vol. 1099, 2009, pp. 799–802. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.3120158. Full Text

Tonchev, A. P., et al. “Recent results from the excitation of dipole states at the HlγS facility.” Aip Conference Proceedings, vol. 1090, 2009, pp. 74–78. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.3087126. Full Text

Elliott, S. R., et al. “The Majorana project.” Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 173, no. 1, 2009. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1742-6596/173/1/012007. Full Text

Tornow, W. “The 20th anniversary of the three-nucleon analyzing power puzzle - A personal recollection.” Few Body Systems, vol. 43, no. 1–4, 2008, pp. 213–18. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s00601-008-0234-6. Full Text

Tornow, W. “The three-nucleon analyzing power puzzle - The past 20 years.” Aip Conference Proceedings, vol. 1011, 2008, pp. 83–92. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.2932311. Full Text

Tonchev, A. P., et al. “Missing dipole excitation strength below the particle threshold.” Proceedings of Science, vol. 44, 2007.

Angell, C. T., et al. “Photo-induced population of the h11/2 isomeric states in (γ, n) reactions.” Aip Conference Proceedings, vol. 819, 2006, pp. 363–67. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.2187885. Full Text

Sharapov, E. I., et al. “Direct Measurement of Neutron-Neutron Scattering.” Aip Conference Proceedings, vol. 680, 2003, pp. 261–64. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.1619711. Full Text

Park, S. H., et al. “Spatial distribution and polarization of γ-rays generated via Compton backscattering in the Duke/OK-4 storage ring FEL.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 475, no. 1–3, 2001, pp. 425–31. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0168-9002(01)01635-7. Full Text

Avignone, F. T., et al. “ORLaND: A Proposed Neutrino Facility at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.” Physics of Atomic Nuclei, vol. 63, no. 6, 2000, pp. 1007–11. Scopus, doi:10.1134/1.855740. Full Text

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