Phillip S. Barbeau
Associate Professor of Physics
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.
Albert, J. B., et al. “Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay with the Upgraded EXO-200 Detector.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 120, no. 7, Feb. 2018, p. 072701. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.120.072701. Full Text
Akimov, D., and D. others. COHERENT Collaboration data release from the first observation of coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering. 2018. Manual, doi:10.5281/zenodo.1228631. Full Text
Jewell, M., et al. “Characterization of an Ionization Readout Tile for nEXO.” Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 13, no. 1, Jan. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1748-0221/13/01/P01006. Full Text
Akimov, D., and D. others. COHERENT 2018 at the Spallation Neutron Source. 2018.
Albert, J. B., et al. “Searches for double beta decay of Xe 134 with EXO-200.” Physical Review D, vol. 96, no. 9, Nov. 2017. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.96.092001. Full Text
Leonard, D. 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, vol. 871, Nov. 2017, pp. 169–79. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nima.2017.04.049. Full Text
Akimov, D., et al. “Observation of coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering.” Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 357, no. 6356, Sept. 2017, pp. 1123–26. Epmc, doi:10.1126/science.aao0990. Full Text
Albert, J. B., et al. “Measurement of the drift velocity and transverse diffusion of electrons in liquid xenon with the EXO-200 detector.” Physical Review C, vol. 95, no. 2, Feb. 2017. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.95.025502. Full Text
Davis, C. G., et al. “An optimal energy estimator to reduce correlated noise for the EXO-200 light readout.” Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 11, no. 7, July 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1748-0221/11/07/P07015. Full Text