Werner Tornow, Professor Emeritus  

Werner Tornow

Office Location: 414 Tunl, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-2637
Email Address: tornow@tunl.duke.edu
Web Page: http://www.tunl.duke.edu/~tornow/

Research Categories: Experimental Nuclear Physics

Research Description: 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.

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Tonchev, AP; Tsoneva, N; Bhatia, C; Arnold, CW; Goriely, S; Hammond, SL; Kelley, JH; Kwan, E; Lenske, H; Piekarewicz, J; Raut, R; Rusev, G; Shizuma, T; Tornow, W, Pygmy and core polarization dipole modes in 206Pb: Connecting nuclear structure to stellar nucleosynthesis, Physics Letters B, vol. 773 (October, 2017), pp. 20-25 [doi]  [abs].
  2. Beck, T; Beller, J; Pietralla, N; Bhike, M; Birkhan, J; Derya, V; Gayer, U; Hennig, A; Isaak, J; Löher, B; Ponomarev, VY; Richter, A; Romig, C; Savran, D; Scheck, M; Tornow, W; Werner, V; Zilges, A; Zweidinger, M, 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), pp. 212502 [doi]  [abs].
  3. Krishichayan, ; Bhike, M; Finch, SW; Howell, CR; Tonchev, AP; Tornow, W, Photofission cross-section ratio measurement of 235 U/ 238 U 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 [doi]  [abs].
  4. Bhike, M; Krishichayan, ; Tornow, W, Total and isomeric-state cross sections for the reaction from threshold to 14.8 MeV, Physical Review C, vol. 95 no. 5 (May, 2017) [doi] .
  5. Bhike, M; Tornow, W; Krishichayan, ; Tonchev, AP, Exploratory study of fission product yield determination from photofission of at 11 MeV with monoenergetic photons, Physical Review C, vol. 95 no. 2 (February, 2017) [doi] .

Highlight:
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.

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Matthew Gooden  
  • Sean Finch  
  • Anthony L. Hutcheson  
  • James H. Esterline  
Postdocs Mentored

  • Chitra Bhatia (2011/12-present)  
  • Rajarshi Raut (2009 - July 31, 2011)  
  • Gencho Rusev (2008 - November 14, 2011)  
  • Elaine Kwan (2008 - July 31, 2010)  
  • Kengo Nakamura (2000-2005)  
  • Christopher D. Roper (1999 - 2000)  
  • Richard T. Braun (1998 - 1999)  
  • Dinko Gonzalez Trotter (1998 - 1999)  
  • Richard T. Braun (1998 - 1999)  
  • Dinko E. Gonzalez Trotter (1997 - 1999)