Phillip S. Barbeau, Assistant Professor  

Phillip S. Barbeau

Office Location: 426 Tunl, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-2629
Email Address: psbarbeau@phy.duke.edu
Web Page: http://sites.duke.edu/barbeaugroup/

Specialties:
Experimental nuclear physics
Experimental high energy physics

Education:
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2009
S.B. Mathematics, University of Chicago, 2001
A.B. Physics, University of Chicago, 2001

Research Categories: Experimental Nuclear & Particle Astro-Physics, Double Beta Decay, Neutrinos and Dark Matter

Current projects: EXO & nEXO, CoGeNT & C-4, MaGNeT

Research Description: 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.

Areas of Interest:
Neutrinoless double-beta decay:
- neutrino mass and its Majorana character
Coherent neutrino scattering:
- Sterile neutrino searches
- Probes of the electroweak and nuclear structure
- Searches for non-standard neutrino interactions
- Neutrino magnetic moments Searches
- Reactor safeguards applications
Dark matter searches:
- WIMPs (Galactic and Solar bound)
- Axions (dark matter and Solar)
- SIMPs, Nuclearites, etc.
Other exotica:
- Di- and Tri-nucleon decay
- electron decay
- Pauli Exclusion Principle violation

Teaching (Fall 2018):

  • Physics 761.01, Classical mechanics Synopsis
    Bio sci 154, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Delaquis, S; Jewell, MJ; Ostrovskiy, I; Weber, M; Ziegler, T; Dalmasson, J; Kaufman, LJ; Richards, T; Albert, JB; Anton, G; Badhrees, I; Barbeau, PS; Bayerlein, R; Beck, D; Belov, V; Breidenbach, M; Brunner, T; Cao, GF; Cen, WR; Chambers, C; Cleveland, B; Coon, M; Craycraft, A; Cree, W; Daniels, T; Danilov, M; Daugherty, SJ; Daughhetee, J; Davis, J; Mesrobian-Kabakian, AD; Devoe, R; Dilling, J; Dolgolenko, A; Dolinski, MJ; Fairbank, W; Farine, J; Feyzbakhsh, S; Fierlinger, P; Fudenberg, D; Gornea, R; Gratta, G; Hall, C; Hansen, EV; Harris, D; Hoessl, J; Hufschmidt, P; Hughes, M; Iverson, A; Jamil, A; Johnson, A; Karelin, A; Koffas, T; Kravitz, S; Krücken, R; Kuchenkov, A; Kumar, KS; Lan, Y; Leonard, DS; Li, GS; Li, S; Licciardi, C; Lin, YH; Maclellan, R; Michel, T; Mong, B; Moore, D; Murray, K; Njoya, O; Odian, A; Piepke, A; Pocar, A; Retière, F; Robinson, AL; Rowson, PC; Schmidt, S; Schubert, A; Sinclair, D; Soma, AK; Stekhanov, V; Tarka, M; Todd, J; Tolba, T; Veeraraghavan, V; Vuilleumier, JL; Wagenpfeil, M; Waite, A; Watkins, J; Wen, LJ; Wichoski, U; Wrede, G; Xia, Q, Deep neural networks for energy and position reconstruction in EXO-200, Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 13 no. 8 (August, 2018), pp. 33 pages, IOP PUBLISHING LTD [doi]  [abs].
  2. Albert, JB; Anton, G; Arnquist, IJ; Badhrees, I; Barbeau, P; Beck, D; Belov, V; Bourque, F; Brodsky, JP; Brown, E; Brunner, T; Burenkov, A; Cao, GF; Cao, L; Cen, WR; Chambers, C; Charlebois, SA; Chiu, M; Cleveland, B; Coon, M; Craycraft, A; Cree, W; Côté, M; Dalmasson, J; Daniels, T; Daugherty, SJ; Daughhetee, J; Delaquis, S; Der Mesrobian-Kabakian, A; DeVoe, R; Didberidze, T; Dilling, J; Ding, YY; Dolinski, MJ; Dragone, A; Fabris, L; Fairbank, W; Farine, J; Feyzbakhsh, S; Fontaine, R; Fudenberg, D; Giacomini, G; Gornea, R; Graham, K; Gratta, G; Hansen, EV; Harris, D; Hasan, M; Heffner, M; Hoppe, EW; House, A; Hufschmidt, P; Hughes, M; Hößl, J; Ito, Y; Iverson, A; Jamil, A; Jewell, M; Jiang, XS; Johnson, TN; Johnston, S; Karelin, A; Kaufman, LJ; Killick, R; Koffas, T; Kravitz, S; Krücken, R; Kuchenkov, A; Kumar, KS; Lan, Y; Leonard, DS; Li, G; Li, S; Li, Z; Licciardi, C; Lin, YH; MacLellan, R; Michel, T; Mong, B; Moore, D; Murray, K; Newby, RJ; Ning, Z; Njoya, O; Nolet, F; Odgers, K; Odian, A; Oriunno, M; Orrell, JL; Ostrovskiy, I; Overman, CT; Ortega, GS; Parent, S; Piepke, A; Pocar, A; Pratte, J-F; Qiu, D; Radeka, V; Raguzin, E; Rao, T; Rescia, S; Retiere, F; Robinson, A; Rossignol, T; Rowson, PC; Roy, N; Saldanha, R; Sangiorgio, S; Schmidt, S; Schneider, J; Schubert, A; Sinclair, D; Skarpaas, K; Soma, AK; St-Hilaire, G; Stekhanov, V; Stiegler, T; Sun, XL; Tarka, M; Todd, J; Tolba, T; Tsang, R; Tsang, T; Vachon, F; Veeraraghavan, V; Visser, G; Vogel, P; Vuilleumier, J-L; Wagenpfeil, M; Wang, Q; Weber, M; Wei, W; Wen, LJ; Wichoski, U; Wrede, G; Wu, SX; Wu, WH; Yang, L; Yen, Y-R; Zeldovich, O; Zettlemoyer, J; Zhang, X; Zhao, J; Zhou, Y; Ziegler, T, Sensitivity and discovery potential of the proposed nEXO experiment to neutrinoless double- decay, Physical Review C, vol. 97 no. 6 (June, 2018) [doi] .
  3. Albert, JB; Anton, G; Badhrees, I; Barbeau, PS; Bayerlein, R; Beck, D; Belov, V; Breidenbach, M; Brunner, T; Cao, GF; Cen, WR; Chambers, C; Cleveland, B; Coon, M; Craycraft, A; Cree, W; Daniels, T; Danilov, M; Daugherty, SJ; Daughhetee, J; Davis, J; Delaquis, S; Der Mesrobian-Kabakian, A; DeVoe, R; Didberidze, T; Dilling, J; Dolgolenko, A; Dolinski, MJ; Fairbank, W; Farine, J; Feyzbakhsh, S; Fierlinger, P; Fudenberg, D; Gornea, R; Graham, K; Gratta, G; Hall, C; Hansen, EV; Hoessl, J; Homiller, S; Hufschmidt, P; Hughes, M; Jamil, A; Jewell, MJ; Johnson, A; Johnston, S; Karelin, A; Kaufman, LJ; Koffas, T; Kravitz, S; Krücken, R; Kuchenkov, A; Kumar, KS; Lan, Y; Leonard, DS; Li, GS; Li, S; Licciardi, C; Lin, YH; MacLellan, R; Michel, T; Mong, B; Moore, D; Murray, K; Nelson, R; Njoya, O; Odian, A; Ostrovskiy, I; Piepke, A; Pocar, A; Retière, F; Robinson, AL; Rowson, PC; Schmidt, S; Schubert, A; Sinclair, D; Soma, AK; Stekhanov, V; Tarka, M; Tolba, T; Tsang, R; Vogel, P; Vuilleumier, J-L; Wagenpfeil, M; Waite, A; Walton, T; Weber, M; Wen, LJ; Wichoski, U; Wrede, G; Yang, L; Yen, Y-R; Zeldovich, OY; Zettlemoyer, J; Ziegler, T, Search for nucleon decays with EXO-200, Physical Review D, vol. 97 no. 7 (April, 2018) [doi] .
  4. Aalseth, CE; Abgrall, N; Aguayo, E; Alvis, SI; Amman, M; Arnquist, IJ; Avignone, FT; Back, HO; Barabash, AS; Barbeau, PS; Barton, CJ; Barton, PJ; Bertrand, FE; Bode, T; Bos, B; Boswell, M; Bradley, AW; Brodzinski, RL; Brudanin, V; Busch, M; Buuck, M; Caldwell, AS; Caldwell, TS; Chan, Y-D; Christofferson, CD; Chu, P-H; Collar, JI; Combs, DC; Cooper, RJ; Cuesta, C; Detwiler, JA; Doe, PJ; Dunmore, JA; Efremenko, Y; Ejiri, H; Elliott, SR; Fast, JE; Finnerty, P; Fraenkle, FM; Fu, Z; Fujikawa, BK; Fuller, E; Galindo-Uribarri, A; Gehman, VM; Gilliss, T; Giovanetti, GK; Goett, J; Green, MP; Gruszko, J; Guinn, IS; Guiseppe, VE; Hallin, AL; Haufe, CR; Hehn, L; Henning, R; Hoppe, EW; Hossbach, TW; Howe, MA; Jasinski, BR; Johnson, RA; Keeter, KJ; Kephart, JD; Kidd, MF; Knecht, A; Konovalov, SI; Kouzes, RT; LaFerriere, BD; Leon, J; Lesko, KT; Leviner, LE; Loach, JC; Lopez, AM; Luke, PN; MacMullin, J; MacMullin, S; Marino, MG; Martin, RD; Massarczyk, R; McDonald, AB; Mei, D-M; Meijer, SJ; Merriman, JH; Mertens, S; Miley, HS; Miller, ML; Myslik, J; Orrell, JL; O'Shaughnessy, C; Othman, G; Overman, NR; Perumpilly, G; Pettus, W; Phillips, DG; Poon, AWP; Pushkin, K; Radford, DC; Rager, J; Reeves, JH; Reine, AL; Rielage, K; Robertson, RGH; Ronquest, MC; Ruof, NW; Schubert, AG; Shanks, B; Shirchenko, M; Snavely, KJ; Snyder, N; Steele, D; Suriano, AM; Tedeschi, D; Tornow, W; Trimble, JE; Varner, RL; Vasilyev, S; Vetter, K; Vorren, K; White, BR; Wilkerson, JF; Wiseman, C; Xu, W; Yakushev, E; Yaver, H; Young, AR; Yu, C-H; Yumatov, V; Zhitnikov, I; Zhu, BX; Zimmermann, S; Majorana Collaboration,, Search for Neutrinoless Double-β Decay in ^{76}Ge with the Majorana Demonstrator., Physical Review Letters, vol. 120 no. 13 (March, 2018), pp. 132502 [doi]  [abs].
  5. Albert, JB; Anton, G; Badhrees, I; Barbeau, PS; Bayerlein, R; Beck, D; Belov, V; Breidenbach, M; Brunner, T; Cao, GF; Cen, WR; Chambers, C; Cleveland, B; Coon, M; Craycraft, A; Cree, W; Daniels, T; Danilov, M; Daugherty, SJ; Daughhetee, J; Davis, J; Delaquis, S; Der Mesrobian-Kabakian, A; DeVoe, R; Didberidze, T; Dilling, J; Dolgolenko, A; Dolinski, MJ; Fairbank, W; Farine, J; Feyzbakhsh, S; Fierlinger, P; Fudenberg, D; Gornea, R; Graham, K; Gratta, G; Hall, C; Hansen, EV; Hoessl, J; Hufschmidt, P; Hughes, M; Jamil, A; Jewell, MJ; Johnson, A; Johnston, S; Karelin, A; Kaufman, LJ; Koffas, T; Kravitz, S; Krücken, R; Kuchenkov, A; Kumar, KS; Lan, Y; Leonard, DS; Li, GS; Li, S; Licciardi, C; Lin, YH; MacLellan, R; Michel, T; Mong, B; Moore, D; Murray, K; Nelson, R; Njoya, O; Odian, A; Ostrovskiy, I; Piepke, A; Pocar, A; Retière, F; Rowson, PC; Russell, JJ; Schmidt, S; Schubert, A; Sinclair, D; Stekhanov, V; Tarka, M; Tolba, T; Tsang, R; Vogel, P; Vuilleumier, J-L; Wagenpfeil, M; Waite, A; Walton, T; Weber, M; Wen, LJ; Wichoski, U; Wrede, G; Yang, L; Yen, Y-R; Zeldovich, OY; Zettlemoyer, J; Ziegler, T; EXO-200 Collaboration,, Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay with the Upgraded EXO-200 Detector., Physical Review Letters, vol. 120 no. 7 (February, 2018), pp. 072701 [doi]  [abs].

Highlight:
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.

Current Ph.D. Students