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: 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

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

REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Nuclear Particle Physics at TUNL and Duke awarded by National Science Foundation (Senior Investigator). 2018 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 2020

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

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

Research in High Energy Physics at Duke University awarded by Department of Energy (Co Investigator). 2013 to 2020

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)

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. Scopus, 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

Li, Z., et al. “Simulation of charge readout with segmented tiles in nEXO.” Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 14, no. 9, Sept. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1748-0221/14/09/P09020. Full Text

Weldon, R. A., et al. “High-precision characterization of the neutron light output of stilbene along the directions of maximum and minimum response.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 927, May 2019, pp. 313–19. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nima.2018.10.075. Full Text

nEXO Collaboration, Sassan. “Imaging individual barium atoms in solid xenon for barium tagging in nEXO..” Nature, vol. 569, no. 7755, May 2019, pp. 203–07. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1169-4. Full Text

Jamil, A., et al. “VUV-Sensitive Silicon Photomultipliers for Xenon Scintillation Light Detection in nEXO.” Ieee Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 65, no. 11, Nov. 2018, pp. 2823–33. Scopus, doi:10.1109/TNS.2018.2875668. Full Text

Awe, C., et al. “Liquid scintillator response to proton recoils in the 10-100 keV range LIQUID SCINTILLATOR RESPONSE to PROTON ⋯ AWE, BARBEAU, COLLAR, HEDGES, and LI.” Physical Review C, vol. 98, no. 4, Oct. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.98.045802. Full Text

Sun, X. L., et al. “Study of silicon photomultiplier performance in external electric fields.” Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 13, no. 9, Sept. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1748-0221/13/09/T09006. Full Text

Delaquis, S., et al. “Deep neural networks for energy and position reconstruction in EXO-200.” Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 13, no. 8, Aug. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1748-0221/13/08/P08023. Full Text

Albert, J. B., et al. “Sensitivity and discovery potential of the proposed nEXO experiment to neutrinoless double- β decay.” Physical Review C, vol. 97, no. 6, June 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.97.065503. 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

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