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.

Selected Grants

Measurements of Neutron-induced Fission Product Yields and Fission Neutron Energy Distributions awarded by Department of Energy (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021

Support for Sean Finch from LLNL awarded by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2020

Support for Sean FInch from LLNL awarded by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Principal Investigator). 2019

High Sensitivity Low Cost Solid State Neutron Detection awarded by US Department of Homeland Security (Co-Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2019

REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Nuclear Physics at TUNL/Duke University awarded by National Science Foundation (Senior Investigator). 2015 to 2019

Photo-Fission Product Yields of Special Nuclear Materials awarded by Department of Energy (Co-Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2018

Neutron-Induced Fission Studies and Reactions on Special Nuclear Materials awarded by Department of Energy (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2018

Collaborative Research: ARI-MA:Nuclear Data Measurements Using Gamma Rays and Radiation Detector Development awarded by US Department of Homeland Security (Co-Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2017

Pages

Schwengner, R., et al. “Electric and magnetic dipole strength in Fe 54.” Physical Review C, vol. 101, no. 6, June 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.101.064303. Full Text

Sinclair, J., et al. “Firm spin and parity assignments for high-lying, low-spin levels in stable Si isotopes.” European Physical Journal A, vol. 56, no. 4, Apr. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1140/epja/s10050-020-00118-8. Full Text

Malone, R. C., et al. “Neutron-neutron quasifree scattering in neutron-deuteron breakup at 10 MeV.” Physical Review C, vol. 101, no. 3, Mar. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.101.034002. Full Text

Gayer, U., et al. “Experimental M1 response of Ar 40 as a benchmark for neutrino-nucleus scattering calculations.” Physical Review C, vol. 100, no. 3, Sept. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.100.034305. Full Text

Ries, P. C., et al. “Valence-shell dependence of the pygmy dipole resonance: E1 strength difference in Cr 50,54.” Physical Review C, vol. 100, no. 2, Aug. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.100.021301. Full Text

Krishichayan, Courtney Harold, et al. “Fission product yield measurements using monoenergetic photon beams.” Physical Review C, vol. 100, no. 1, July 2019. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.100.014608. Full Text

Tamkas, M., et al. “Low-lying dipole strength in the well-deformed nucleus 156 Gd.” Nuclear Physics A, vol. 987, July 2019, pp. 79–89. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2019.03.014. Full Text

Tornow, W., et al. “Exploratory study of the 180m Ta(γ,γ ′ ) 180 Ta reaction with mono-energetic low-energy photon beams at HIγS.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 928, June 2019, pp. 79–82. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nima.2019.03.036. Full Text

Gando, A., et al. “Precision Analysis of the ^{136}Xe Two-Neutrino ββ Spectrum in KamLAND-Zen and Its Impact on the Quenching of Nuclear Matrix Elements.Physical Review Letters, vol. 122, no. 19, May 2019, p. 192501. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.122.192501. Full Text

Isaak, J., et al. “The concept of nuclear photon strength functions: A model-independent approach via (γ→,γ′γ″) reactions.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 788, Jan. 2019, pp. 225–30. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2018.11.038. Full Text

Pages

Ries, P. C., et al. “Investigation of the Pygmy dipole resonance across the shell closure in chromium isotopes.” Springer Proceedings in Physics, vol. 225, 2019, pp. 233–34. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-3-030-22204-8_35. Full Text

Gayer, U., et al. “Nuclear structure of 82Kr and 82Se relevant for neutrinoless double-beta decay.” Epj Web of Conferences, vol. 194, 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1051/epjconf/201819402004. Full Text

Werner, V., et al. “Shape mixing in 0νββ candidates.” Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 1056, no. 1, 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1056/1/012061. Full Text

Tonchev, A. P., et al. “Astrophysical relevance of the low-energy dipole strength of 206Pb.” Epj Web of Conferences, vol. 178, 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1051/epjconf/201817804003. Full Text

Banu, A., et al. “Cross-section measurements of the 94Mo(γ,n) and 90Zr(γ,n) reactions using real photons at the HI γ S facility.” Epj Web of Conferences, vol. 178, 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1051/epjconf/201817803007. Full Text

Isaak, J., et al. “Study of photon strength functions via (γ→, γ ′, γ ″) reactions at the γ 3-setup.” Epj Web of Conferences, vol. 178, 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1051/epjconf/201817803006. Full Text

Beck, T., et al. “Probing the E2 properties of the scissors mode with real photons.” Epj Web of Conferences, vol. 178, 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1051/epjconf/201817802022. Full Text

Wilhelmy, J., et al. “Investigation of the γ-decay behavior of 52Cr with the γ 3 setup at HIγS.” Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 966, no. 1, 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1742-6596/966/1/012035. Full Text

Tonchev, A. P., et al. “Capture cross sections on unstable nuclei.” Epj Web of Conferences, vol. 146, 2017. Scopus, doi:10.1051/epjconf/201714601013. Full Text

Schwengner, R., et al. “E1 and M1 strength functions at low energy.” Epj Web of Conferences, vol. 146, 2017. Scopus, doi:10.1051/epjconf/201714605001. Full Text

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