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. Isaak, J; Savran, D; Löher, B; Beck, T; Bhike, M; Gayer, U; Krishichayan, ; Pietralla, N; Scheck, M; Tornow, W; Werner, V; Zilges, A; Zweidinger, M, The concept of nuclear photon strength functions: A model-independent approach via (γ→,γ′γ″) reactions, Physics Letters B, vol. 788 (January, 2019), pp. 225-230, Elsevier BV [doi] .
  2. Bhike, M; Esterline, JH; Fallin, B; Finch, SW; Gooden, ME; Tornow, W, Partial cross section of neutron-induced reactions on 136Xe at E n = 5 MeV for 0νββ background studies, Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, vol. 45 no. 12 (December, 2018), pp. 125101-125101, IOP Publishing [doi] .
  3. Kidd, MF; Tornow, W, First limit on neutrinoless quadruple β decay of Nd150 to the 01+ state of Gd150, Physical Review C, vol. 98 no. 5 (November, 2018), American Physical Society (APS) [doi]  [abs].
  4. Wilhelmy, J; Brown, A; Erbacher, P; Gayer, U; Isaak, J; Krishichayan, ; Löher, B; Müscher, M; Pai, H; Pietralla, N; Ries, P; Savran, D; Scholz, P; Spieker, M; Tornow, W; Werner, V; Zilges, A, Investigation of J=1 states and their γ -decay behavior in Cr 52, Physical Review C, vol. 98 no. 3 (September, 2018) [doi]  [abs].
  5. Werner, V; Gayer, U; Kleemann, J; Beck, T; Bhike, M; Derya, V; Isaak, J; Krishichayan, ; Löher, B; Mertes, L; Pai, H; Papst, O; Pietralla, N; Ries, PC; Romig, C; Savran, D; Schilling, M; Tornow, W; Wilhelmy, J; Zweidinger, M, Shape mixing in 0 νββ candidates, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 1056 (July, 2018), pp. 012061-012061 [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)