Phillip S. Barbeau

Assistant Professor of Physics

External Address: 
426 Tunl, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90308, Durham, NC 27708-0308
Phone: 
(919) 660-2629

Overview

Professor Barbeau’s research interests are predominantly in the fields of neutrino and astroparticle physics. His efforts are focused on (but not limited to) three major areas of research: work towards the first observation of coherent neutrino-nucleus scattering; novel searches for the dark matter in our universe; and searches for zero neutrino double beta decay. The unifying aspect of the work is the common need for new and creative detector development in order to solve some of the “hard” problems in low-background rare-event detection.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago 2009

Center for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities (CNEC) Fellowship for Samuel Hedges awarded by North Carolina State University (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2020

Coherent Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering: A Tool to Search for New Physics awarded by Department of Energy (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2020

Center for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities (CNEC) Fellowship for Connor Awe awarded by North Carolina State University (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2019

Sloan Foundation Early Career Award awarded by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2018

REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Nuclear Physics at TUNL/Duke University awarded by National Science Foundation (Senior Investigator). 2015 to 2018

Studies of Nuclear Structure Using Neutrons and Charged Particles awarded by Department of Energy (Senior Investigator). 1997 to 2018

Support for Grayson Rich at Oak Ridge National Laboratory awarded by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2016

Leonard, DS, Auty, DJ, Didberidze, T, Gornea, R, Grinberg, P, MacLellan, R, Methven, B, Piepke, A, Vuilleumier, J-L, Albert, JB, Anton, G, Badhrees, I, Barbeau, PS, Bayerlein, R, Beck, D, Belov, V, Breidenbach, M, Brunner, T, Cao, GF, Cen, WR, Chambers, C, Cleveland, B, Coon, M, Craycraft, A, Cree, W, Daniels, T, Danilov, M, Daugherty, SJ, Daughhetee, J, Davis, J, Delaquis, S, Mesrobian-Kabakian, AD, DeVoe, R, Dilling, J, Dolgolenko, A, Dolinski, MJ, Fairbank, W, Farine, J, and Feyzbakhsh, S et al. "Trace radioactive impurities in final construction materials for EXO-200." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment (May 2017). Full Text

Barbeau, PS. "Particle physics: The search for no neutrinos." Nature 544.7648 (April 2017): 38-39. Full Text

Albert, JB, Barbeau, PS, Beck, D, Belov, V, Breidenbach, M, Brunner, T, Burenkov, A, Cao, GF, Cen, WR, Chambers, C, Cleveland, B, Coon, M, Craycraft, A, Daniels, T, Danilov, M, Daugherty, SJ, Daughhetee, J, Davis, J, Delaquis, S, Der Mesrobian-Kabakian, A, DeVoe, R, Didberidze, T, Dilling, J, Dolgolenko, A, Dolinski, MJ, Dunford, M, Fairbank, W, Farine, J, Feyzbakhsh, S, Fierlinger, P, Fudenberg, D, Gornea, R, Graham, K, Gratta, G, Hall, C, Hughes, M, Jewell, MJ, Johnson, A, and Johnson, TN et al. "Measurement of the drift velocity and transverse diffusion of electrons in liquid xenon with the EXO-200 detector." Physical Review C 95.2 (February 2017). Full Text

Davis, CG, Hall, C, Albert, JB, Barbeau, PS, Beck, D, Belov, V, Breidenbach, M, Brunner, T, Burenkov, A, Cao, GF, Cen, WR, Chambers, C, Cleveland, B, Coon, M, Craycraft, A, Daniels, T, Danilov, M, Daugherty, SJ, Davis, J, Delaquis, S, Mesrobian-Kabakian, AD, DeVoe, R, Didberidze, T, Dilling, J, Dolgolenko, A, Dolinski, MJ, Dunford, M, Jr., WF, Farine, J, Feldmeier, W, Feyzbakhsh, S, Fierlinger, P, Fudenberg, D, Gornea, R, Graham, K, Gratta, G, Hughes, M, Jewell, MJ, Johnson, A, and Johnson, TN et al. "An optimal energy estimator to reduce correlated noise for the EXO-200 light readout." Journal of Instrumentation 11.07 (July 1, 2016): P07015-P07015. Full Text

Albert, JB, Auty, DJ, Barbeau, PS, Beck, D, Belov, V, Breidenbach, M, Brunner, T, Burenkov, A, Cao, GF, Chambers, C, Cleveland, B, Coon, M, Craycraft, A, Daniels, T, Danilov, M, Daugherty, SJ, Davis, J, Delaquis, S, Mesrobian-Kabakian, AD, DeVoe, R, Didberidze, T, Dilling, J, Dolgolenko, A, Dolinski, MJ, Dunford, M, Jr., WF, Farine, J, Feldmeier, W, Feyzbakhsh, S, Fierlinger, P, Fudenberg, D, Gornea, R, Graham, K, Gratta, G, Hall, C, Herrin, S, Hughes, M, Jewell, MJ, Johnson, A, and Johnson, TN et al. "Cosmogenic backgrounds to 0νββ in EXO-200." Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 2016.04 (April 1, 2016): 029-029. Full Text

Albert, JB, Barbeau, PS, Beck, D, Belov, V, Breidenbach, M, Brunner, T, Burenkov, A, Cao, GF, Chambers, C, Cleveland, B, Coon, M, Craycraft, A, Daniels, T, Danilov, M, Daugherty, SJ, Davis, CG, Davis, J, Delaquis, S, Der Mesrobian-Kabakian, A, DeVoe, R, Díaz, JS, Didberidze, T, Dilling, J, Dolgolenko, A, Dolinski, MJ, Dunford, M, Fairbank, W, Farine, J, Feyzbkhsh, S, Feldmeier, W, Fierlinger, P, Fudenberg, D, Gornea, R, Graham, K, Gratta, G, Hall, C, Homiller, S, Hughes, M, and Jewell, MJ et al. "First search for Lorentz and violation in double beta decay with EXO-200." Physical Review D 93.7 (April 2016). Full Text

Albert, JB, Auty, DJ, Barbeau, PS, Beck, D, Belov, V, Breidenbach, M, Brunner, T, Burenkov, A, Cao, GF, Chambers, C, Chaves, J, Cleveland, B, Coon, M, Craycraft, A, Daniels, T, Danilov, M, Daugherty, SJ, Davis, J, Delaquis, S, Der Mesrobian-Kabakian, A, DeVoe, R, Didberidze, T, Dilling, J, Dolgolenko, A, Dolinski, MJ, Dunford, M, Fairbank, W, Farine, J, Feldmeier, W, Feyzbakhsh, S, Fierlinger, P, Fudenberg, D, Gornea, R, Graham, K, Gratta, G, Hall, C, Hughes, M, Jewell, MJ, and Johnson, A et al. "Search for decay of to the excited state of with the EXO-200 liquid xenon detector." Physical Review C 93.3 (March 2016). Full Text

Albert, JB, Auty, DJ, Barbeau, PS, Beck, D, Belov, V, Breidenbach, M, Brunner, T, Burenkov, A, Cao, GF, Chambers, C, Cleveland, B, Coon, M, Craycraft, A, Daniels, T, Danilov, M, Daugherty, SJ, Davis, CG, Davis, J, Delaquis, S, Der Mesrobian-Kabakian, A, DeVoe, R, Didberidze, T, Dolgolenko, A, Dolinski, MJ, Dunford, M, Fairbank, W, Farine, J, Feldmeier, W, Fierlinger, P, Fudenberg, D, Gornea, R, Graham, K, Gratta, G, Hall, C, Hughes, M, Jewell, MJ, Jiang, XS, Johnson, A, Johnson, TN, and Johnston, S et al. "Measurements of the ion fraction and mobility of and -decay products in liquid xenon using the EXO-200 detector." Physical Review C 92.4 (October 2015). Full Text

Barbeau, PS. "COHERENT Neutrino Scattering." Nuclear and Particle Physics Proceedings 265-266 (August 2015): 117-119. Full Text

Albert, JB, Auty, DJ, Barbeau, PS, Beck, D, Belov, V, Benitez-Medina, C, Breidenbach, M, Brunner, T, Burenkov, A, Cao, GF, Chambers, C, Cleveland, B, Coon, M, Craycraft, A, Daniels, T, Danilov, M, Daugherty, SJ, Davis, CG, Davis, J, Delaquis, S, Der Mesrobian-Kabakian, A, DeVoe, R, Didberidze, T, Dolgolenko, A, Dolinski, MJ, Dunford, M, Fairbank, W, Farine, J, Feldmeier, W, Fierlinger, P, Fudenberg, D, Giroux, G, Gornea, R, Graham, K, Gratta, G, Hall, C, Herrin, S, Hughes, M, and Jewell, MJ et al. "Investigation of radioactivity-induced backgrounds in EXO-200." Physical Review C 92.1 (July 2015). Full Text

Pages

Akimov, D, Albert, JB, Awe, C, Barbeau, PS, Becker, B, Belov, V, Bolozdynya, A, Burenkov, A, Cabrera-Palmer, B, Cervantes, M, Collar, JI, Cooper, RJ, Cooper, RL, Cuesta, C, Dean, D, del Valle Coello, M, Detwiler, J, Dolgolenko, AG, D’Onofrio, M, Eberhardt, A, Efremenko, Y, Elliott, SR, Etenko, A, Fabris, L, Fields, N, Fox, W, Galindo-Uribarri, A, Green, M, Heath, M, Hedges, S, Iverson, EB, Kaufman, LJ, Klein, SR, Khromov, A, Konovalov, A, Kovalenko, A, Kumpan, A, Li, L, Lu, W, and Mann, K et al. "COHERENT Experiment: current status." January 2017. Full Text

Aalseth, CE, Aguayo, E, Amman, M, III, AFT, Back, HO, Bai, X, Barabash, AS, Barbeau, PS, Bergevin, M, Bertrand, FE, Boswell, M, Brudanin, V, Bugg, W, Burritt, TH, Busch, M, Capps, G, Chan, Y-D, Collar, JI, Cooper, RJ, Creswick, R, Detwiler, JA, Diaz, J, Doe, PJ, Efremenko, Y, Egorov, V, Ejiri, H, Elliott, SR, Ely, J, Esterline, J, Farach, H, Fast, JE, Fields, N, Finnerty, P, Fraenkle, FM, Gehman, VM, Giovanetti, GK, Green, M, Guiseppe, VE, Gusey, K, Hallin, AL, Harper, GC, Hazama, R, and Henning, R et al. "The MAJORANA Experiment." August 2011. Full Text

Aalseth, CE, Amman, M, Amsbaugh, JF, III, AFT, Back, HO, Barabash, AS, Barbeau, PS, Beene, JR, Bergevin, M, Bertrand, FE, Boswell, M, Brudanin, V, Bugg, W, Burritt, TH, Busch, M, Capps, G, Chan, Y-D, Collar, JI, Cooper, RJ, Creswick, R, Detwiler, JA, Doe, PJ, Efremenko, Y, Egorov, V, Ejiri, H, Elliott, SR, Ely, J, Esterline, J, Farach, H, Fast, JE, Fields, N, Finnerty, P, Fujikawa, B, Fuller, E, Gehman, VM, Giovanetti, GK, Guiseppe, VE, Gusey, K, Hallin, AL, Hazama, R, Henning, R, and Hime, A et al. "The MAJORANA Project." 2010. Full Text

Elliott, SR, Aalseth, CE, Akashi-Ronquest, M, Amman, M, Amsbaugh, JF, III, AFT, Back, HO, Baktash, C, Barabash, AS, Barbeau, P, Beene, JR, Bergevin, M, Bertrand, FE, Boswell, M, Brudanin, V, Bugg, W, Burritt, TH, Chan, Y-D, Cianciolo, TV, Collar, J, Creswick, R, Cromaz, M, Detwiler, JA, Doe, PJ, Dunmore, JA, Efremenko, Y, Egorov, V, Ejiri, H, Ely, J, Esterline, J, Farach, H, Farmer, T, Fast, J, Finnerty, P, Fujikawa, B, Gehman, VM, Greenberg, C, Guiseppe, VE, Gusey, K, Hallin, AL, and Hazama, R et al. "The MAJORANA Project." 2009. Full Text

Aalseth, CE, Amman, M, Amsbaugh, JF, III, AFT, Back, HO, Barabash, AS, Barbeau, PS, Beene, JR, Bergevin, M, Bertrand, FE, Boswell, M, Brudanin, V, Bugg, W, Burritt, TH, Chan, Y-D, Collar, JI, Cooper, RJ, Creswick, R, Detwiler, JA, Doe, PJ, Efremenko, Y, Egorov, V, Ejiri, H, Elliott, SR, Ely, J, Esterline, J, Farach, H, Fast, JE, Fields, N, Finnerty, P, Fujikawa, B, Fuller, E, Gehman, VM, Giovanetti, GK, Guiseppe, VE, Gusey, K, Hallin, AL, Hazama, R, Henning, R, Hime, A, Hoppe, EW, and Hossbach, TW et al. "The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR: An R&D project towards a tonne-scale germanium neutrinoless double-beta decay search." 2009.