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
(919) 660-2629


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

Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

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

LePort, F., et al. “A magnetically driven piston pump for ultra-clean applications.The Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 82, no. 10, Oct. 2011, p. 105114. Epmc, doi:10.1063/1.3653391. Full Text

Aalseth, C. E., et al. “Search for an annual modulation in a p-type Point Contact germanium dark matter detector.Physical Review Letters, vol. 107, no. 14, Sept. 2011, p. 141301. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.107.141301. Full Text

Aalseth, C. E., et al. “Results from a search for light-mass dark matter with a p-type point contact germanium detector.Physical Review Letters, vol. 106, no. 13, Apr. 2011, p. 131301. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.106.131301. Full Text

Sinclair, D., et al. “Prospects for barium tagging in gaseous xenon.” Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 309, no. 1, Jan. 2011. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1742-6596/309/1/012005. Full Text

Montero Díez, M., et al. “A simple radionuclide-driven single-ion source.The Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 81, no. 11, Nov. 2010, p. 113301. Epmc, doi:10.1063/1.3499505. Full Text

Aalseth, C. E., et al. “Erratum: Experimental constraints on a dark matter origin for the DAMA annual modulation effect (Physical Review Letters (2008) 101 (251301)).” Physical Review Letters, vol. 102, no. 10, Mar. 2009. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.109903. Full Text

Aalseth, C. E., et al. “Experimental constraints on a dark matter origin for the DAMA annual modulation effect.Physical Review Letters, vol. 101, no. 25, Dec. 2008, p. 251301. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.101.251301. Full Text

Guiseppe, V. E., et al. “The MAJORANA neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment.” Ieee Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, Dec. 2008, pp. 1793–98. Scopus, doi:10.1109/NSSMIC.2008.4774740. Full Text

Barbeau, P. S., et al. “Large-mass ultralow noise germanium detectors: Performance and applications in neutrino and astroparticle physics.” Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, no. 9, Sept. 2007. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2007/09/009. Full Text

Barbeau, P. S., et al. “Design and characterization of a neutron calibration facility for the study of sub-keV nuclear recoils.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 574, no. 2, May 2007, pp. 385–91. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nima.2007.01.169. Full Text