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.

Goddard, P. M., et al. “Dipole response of 76Se above 4 MeV.” Physical Review C  Nuclear Physics, vol. 88, no. 6, Dec. 2013. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.88.064308. Full Text

Tornow, W., et al. “Proposal for the Simultaneous Measurement of the Neutron-Neutron and Neutron-Proton Quasi-Free Scattering Cross Section via the Neutron-Deuteron Breakup Reaction at En = 19 MeV.” Few Body Systems, vol. 54, no. 12, Dec. 2013, pp. 2171–74. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s00601-012-0488-x. Full Text

Romig, C., et al. “Low-lying dipole strength of the open-shell nucleus 94Mo.” Physical Review C  Nuclear Physics, vol. 88, no. 4, Oct. 2013. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.88.044331. Full Text

Scheck, M., et al. “Photoresponse of 60Ni below 10-MeV excitation energy: Evolution of dipole resonances in fp-shell nuclei near N=Z.” Physical Review C  Nuclear Physics, vol. 88, no. 4, Oct. 2013. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.88.044304. Full Text

Raut, R., et al. “Cross-section measurements of the 86Kr(γ,n) reaction to probe the s-process branching at 85Kr.Physical Review Letters, vol. 111, no. 11, Sept. 2013, p. 112501. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.111.112501. Full Text

Elhami, E., et al. “Erratum: Experimental study of the low-lying structure of 94Zr with the (n,n′γ) reaction (Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics (2008) 78 (064303)).” Physical Review C  Nuclear Physics, vol. 88, no. 2, Aug. 2013. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.88.029903. Full Text

Gando, A., et al. “Reactor on-off antineutrino measurement with KamLAND.” Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 88, no. 3, Aug. 2013. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.88.033001. Full Text

Löher, B., et al. “The high-efficiency γ-ray spectroscopy setup γ 3 at HIγS.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 723, June 2013, pp. 136–42. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nima.2013.04.087. Full Text

Bhatia, C., and W. Tornow. “Measurement of the 64Zn(n,2n)63Zn reaction cross section between 12.5 and 14.5 MeV.” Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, vol. 40, no. 6, June 2013. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0954-3899/40/6/065104. Full Text

MacMullin, S., et al. “Measurement of the elastic scattering cross section of neutrons from argon and neon.” Physical Review C  Nuclear Physics, vol. 87, no. 5, May 2013. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.87.054613. Full Text