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.
EXO-200 Collaboration, Theodore R. “Search for Majorana neutrinos with the first two years of EXO-200 data.” Nature, vol. 510, no. 7504, June 2014, pp. 229–34. Epmc, doi:10.1038/nature13432. Full Text
Albert, J. B., et al. “Improved measurement of the 2 ν β β half-life of 136 Xe with the EXO-200 detector.” Physical Review C Nuclear Physics, vol. 89, no. 1, Jan. 2014. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.89.015502. Full Text
Aalseth, C. E., et al. “CoGeNT: A search for low-mass dark matter using p-type point contact germanium detectors.” Physical Review D Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 88, no. 1, July 2013. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.88.012002. Full Text
Akimov, D., and D. others. “Coherent Scattering Investigations at the Spallation Neutron Source: a Snowmass White Paper.” Proceedings, 2013 Community Summer Study on the Future of U.S. Particle Physics: Snowmass on the Mississippi (Css2013): Minneapolis, Mn, Usa, July 29 August 6, 2013, 2013.
Auger, M., et al. “Search for neutrinoless double-beta decay in 136Xe with EXO-200.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 109, no. 3, July 2012, p. 032505. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.109.032505. Full Text
Dobi, A., et al. “Xenon purity analysis for EXO-200 via mass spectrometry.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 675, May 2012, pp. 40–46. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nima.2012.01.066. Full Text
Auger, M., et al. “The EXO-200 detector, part I: Detector design and construction.” Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 7, no. 5, May 2012. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1748-0221/7/05/P05010. Full Text
Dobi, A., et al. “A xenon gas purity monitor for EXO.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 659, no. 1, Dec. 2011, pp. 215–28. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nima.2011.09.017. Full Text
Ackerman, N., et al. “Observation of two-neutrino double-beta decay in 136Xe with the EXO-200 detector.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 107, no. 21, Nov. 2011, p. 212501. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.107.212501. Full Text
Aalseth, C. E., et al. “Astroparticle physics with a customized low-background broad energy Germanium detector.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 652, no. 1, Oct. 2011, pp. 692–95. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nima.2010.08.100. Full Text