Werner Tornow

Werner Tornow

Professor Emeritus of Physics

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


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.

Tornow, W., et al. “Properties of high pressure nitrogen-argon and nitrogen-xenon gas scintillators.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods, vol. 133, no. 3, Mar. 1976, pp. 435–43. Scopus, doi:10.1016/0029-554X(76)90427-4. Full Text

Donoghue, T. R., et al. “Equality of analyzing power and polarization in the reaction H3(p, n)3He.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 37, no. 15, Jan. 1976, pp. 981–84. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.37.981. Full Text

Tornow, W., et al. “Remeasurement of py for the H2(d,n→)He3 reaction and its bearing on the reported f-wave admixture of the lowest 2- state in He4.” Physical Review C, vol. 13, no. 5, Jan. 1976, pp. 2080–82. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.13.2080. Full Text

Tornow, W., et al. “Simulation of a double-scattering polarization experiment with fast neutrons by means of Monte Carlo calculations.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods, vol. 125, no. 3, Apr. 1975, pp. 373–89. Scopus, doi:10.1016/0029-554X(75)90253-0. Full Text

Tornow, W. “Fast neutron double scattering on4He.” Zeitschrift Für Physik, vol. 266, no. 5, Oct. 1974, pp. 357–65. Scopus, doi:10.1007/BF01674829. Full Text

Tornow, W., et al. “Fast neutron double scattering from 4He.” Physics Letters B, vol. 44, no. 1, Apr. 1973, pp. 53–54. Scopus, doi:10.1016/0370-2693(73)90299-2. Full Text

Mack, G., and W. Tornow. “The reaction54Xe(n, α)52Te at neutron energies from 12.5 to 18.0 MeV.” Zeitschrift Für Physik, vol. 207, no. 4, Aug. 1967, pp. 359–74. Scopus, doi:10.1007/BF01326349. Full Text

Hentschel, G., et al. “Ein hochdruck-gasszintillationszähler mit ortsunabhängiger impulshöhe.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods, vol. 57, no. C, Jan. 1967, pp. 257–60. Scopus, doi:10.1016/0029-554X(67)90534-4. Full Text

Massarczyk, R., et al. Nuclear deformation and neutron excess as competing effects for pygmy dipole strength. Arxiv, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.072501. Full Text