Phillip S. Barbeau

Phillip S. Barbeau

Associate Professor of Physics

Office Location: 
426 Tunl, Durham, NC 27708
Front 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: studying the physics 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., The University of Chicago 2009

Selected Grants

MRI Consortium: Development of an Array of Germanium Detectors for COHERENT at the Spallation Neutron Source awarded by National Science Foundation (Co Investigator). 2019 to 2022

MTV Fellowship in Applied Antineutrino Physics - Connor Awe awarded by University of Michigan (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2021

MTV Fellowship in Applied Antineutrino Physics - Tyler Johnson awarded by University of Michigan (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2021

Coherent Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering: A Tool to Search for New Physics awarded by Department of Energy (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2021

REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Nuclear Particle Physics at TUNL and Duke awarded by National Science Foundation (Senior Investigator). 2018 to 2021

Research in High Energy Physics at Duke University awarded by Department of Energy (Co Investigator). 2013 to 2021

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

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

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

Studies of Nuclear Structure Using Neutrons and Charged Particles awarded by Department of Energy (Co-Principal Investigator). 1997 to 2019

Pages

Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

Sloan Research Fellowship awarded by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (2014 to 2016)

Weldon, R. A., et al. “Characterization of stilbene's scintillation anisotropy for recoil protons between 0.56 and 10 MeV.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 977, Oct. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nima.2020.164178. Full Text

Njoya, O., et al. “Measurements of electron transport in liquid and gas Xenon using a laser-driven photocathode.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 972, Aug. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nima.2020.163965. Full Text

Al Kharusi, S., et al. “Measurement of the Spectral Shape of the β-Decay of ^{137}Xe to the Ground State of ^{137}Cs in EXO-200 and Comparison with Theory.Physical Review Letters, vol. 124, no. 23, June 2020, p. 232502. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.124.232502. Full Text

Anton, G., et al. “Measurement of the scintillation and ionization response of liquid xenon at MeV energies in the EXO-200 experiment.” Physical Review C, vol. 101, no. 6, June 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.101.065501. Full Text

Weldon, R. A., et al. “Measurement of EJ-228 plastic scintillator proton light output using a coincident neutron scatter technique.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 953, Feb. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nima.2019.163192. Full Text

Nakarmi, P., et al. “Reflectivity and PDE of VUV4 Hamamatsu SiPMs in liquid xenon.” Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 15, no. 1, Jan. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1748-0221/15/01/P01019. Full Text

Akimov, D., and D. others. “First Constraint on Coherent Elastic Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering in Argon.” Phys. Rev., vol. D100, Dec. 2019, pp. 115020–115020. Manual, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.100.115020. Full Text

Lenardo, B. G., et al. “Low-Energy Physics Reach of Xenon Detectors for Nuclear-Recoil-Based Dark Matter and Neutrino Experiments.Physical Review Letters, vol. 123, no. 23, Dec. 2019, p. 231106. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.123.231106. Full Text

Anton, G., et al. “Search for Neutrinoless Double-β Decay with the Complete EXO-200 Dataset.Physical Review Letters, vol. 123, no. 16, Oct. 2019, p. 161802. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.123.161802. Full Text

Gallina, G., et al. “Characterization of the Hamamatsu VUV4 MPPCs for nEXO.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 940, Oct. 2019, pp. 371–79. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nima.2019.05.096. Full Text

Pages

Belling, S. W., et al. “A Frequency Domain Multiplexing Technique for Multi-Channel Detector Instrumentation.” 2018 Ieee Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Nss/Mic 2018  Proceedings, 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1109/NSSMIC.2018.8824306. Full Text

Akimov, D., et al. “COHERENT Experiment: Current status.” Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 798, no. 1, 2017. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1742-6596/798/1/012213. Full Text

Aalseth, C. E., et al. “The Majorana Experiment.” Nuclear Physics B  Proceedings Supplements, vol. 217, no. 1, 2011, pp. 44–46. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2011.04.063. Full Text

Aalseth, C. E., et al. “The MAJORANA Project.” Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 203, 2010. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1742-6596/203/1/012057. Full Text

Aalseth, C. E., et al. “The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR: An R&D project towards a tonne-scale germanium neutrinoless double-beta decay search.” Aip Conference Proceedings, vol. 1182, 2009, pp. 88–91. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.3293951. Full Text

Guiseppe, V. E., et al. “The MAJORANA Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiment.” 2008 Ieee Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (2008 Nss/Mic), Vols 1 9, IEEE, 2009, pp. 1068-+.

Elliott, S. R., et al. “The Majorana project.” Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 173, no. 1, 2009. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1742-6596/173/1/012007. Full Text