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)

Albert, J. B., et al. “Cosmogenic backgrounds to 0νββ in EXO-200.” Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, vol. 2016, no. 4, Apr. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2016/04/029. Full Text

Albert, J. B., et al. “First search for Lorentz and CPT violation in double beta decay with EXO-200.” Physical Review D, vol. 93, no. 7, Apr. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.072001. Full Text

Albert, J. B., et al. “Search for 2νββ decay of Xe 136 to the 01+ excited state of Ba 136 with the EXO-200 liquid xenon detector.” Physical Review C, vol. 93, no. 3, Mar. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.93.035501. Full Text

Albert, J. B., et al. “Measurements of the ion fraction and mobility of α- And β -decay products in liquid xenon using the EXO-200 detector.” Physical Review C  Nuclear Physics, vol. 92, no. 4, Oct. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.92.045504. Full Text

Barbeau, P. S. “COHERENT Neutrino Scattering.” Nuclear and Particle Physics Proceedings, vol. 265–266, Aug. 2015, pp. 117–19. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2015.06.029. Full Text

Albert, J. B., et al. “Investigation of radioactivity-induced backgrounds in EXO-200.” Physical Review C  Nuclear Physics, vol. 92, no. 1, July 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.92.015503. Full Text

Brunner, T., et al. “An RF-only ion-funnel for extraction from high-pressure gases.” International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, vol. 379, Mar. 2015, pp. 110–20. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.ijms.2015.01.003. Full Text

Mong, B., et al. “Spectroscopy of Ba and Ba+ deposits in solid xenon for barium tagging in nEXO.” Physical Review a  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 91, no. 2, Feb. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.91.022505. Full Text

Adams, C., and C. others. “The Intermediate Neutrino Program.” Workshop on the Intermediate Neutrino Program (Winp 2015) Upton, Ny, Usa, February 4 6, 2015, 2015.