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 2016):

  • Physics 152l.001, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 128, WF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • Physics 152l.002, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 128, WF 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
  • Physics 152l9.01, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 147, Tu 01:15 PM-03:15 PM
  • Physics 152l9.02, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 147, Tu 03:30 PM-05:30 PM
  • Physics 152l9.03, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 147, Tu 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
  • Physics 152l9.04, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 147, W 01:15 PM-03:15 PM
  • Physics 152l9.05, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 147, W 03:30 PM-05:30 PM
  • Physics 152l9.06, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 147, W 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
  • Physics 152l9.07, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 147, Th 10:05 AM-12:05 PM
  • Physics 152l9.08, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 147, Th 01:15 PM-03:15 PM
  • Physics 152l9.09, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 147, Th 03:30 PM-05:30 PM
  • Physics 152l9.10, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 147, Th 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
  • Physics 152l9.11, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 147, F 01:15 PM-03:15 PM
  • Physics 152l9.12, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 147, F 03:30 PM-05:30 PM
  • Physics 152l9.13, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 147, F 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
  • Physics 152l9d.01, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 154, M 01:15 PM-03:15 PM
  • Physics 152l9d.02, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 047, M 01:15 PM-03:15 PM
  • Physics 152l9d.03, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 150, M 01:15 PM-03:15 PM
  • Physics 152l9d.04, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Bio sci 063, M 03:30 PM-05:30 PM
  • Physics 152l9d.05, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 047, M 03:30 PM-05:30 PM
  • Physics 152l9d.06, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 154, M 03:30 PM-05:30 PM
  • Physics 152l9d.07, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 154, M 06:00 PM-08:00 PM
  • Physics 152l9d.08, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 154, Tu 01:15 PM-03:15 PM
  • Physics 152l9d.09, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 150, Tu 01:15 PM-03:15 PM
  • Physics 152l9d.10, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 154, Tu 03:30 PM-05:30 PM
  • Physics 152l9d.11, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 150, Tu 03:30 PM-05:30 PM
  • Physics 152l9d.12, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 047, Tu 03:30 PM-05:30 PM
  • Physics 152l9d.13, Intro electric, magnet, optics Synopsis
    Physics 154, Tu 06:15 PM-08:00 PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. JB Albert, DJ Auty, PS Barbeau, D Beck, V Belov, C Benitez-Medina, M Breidenbach, T Brunner, A Burenkov, GF Cao, C Chambers, B Cleveland, M Coon, A Craycraft, T Daniels, M Danilov, SJ Daugherty, CG Davis, J Davis, S Delaquis, A Der Mesrobian-Kabakian, R DeVoe, T Didberidze, A Dolgolenko, MJ Dolinski, M Dunford, W Fairbank, J Farine, W Feldmeier, P Fierlinger, D Fudenberg, G Giroux, R Gornea, K Graham, G Gratta, C Hall, S Herrin, M Hughes, MJ Jewell, XS Jiang, A Johnson, TN Johnson, S Johnston, A Karelin, LJ Kaufman, R Killick, T Koffas, S Kravitz, A Kuchenkov, KS Kumar, DS Leonard, C Licciardi, YH Lin, J Ling, R MacLellan, MG Marino, B Mong, D Moore, R Nelson, A Odian, I Ostrovskiy, A Piepke, A Pocar, CY Prescott, A Rivas, PC Rowson, JJ Russell, A Schubert, D Sinclair, E Smith, V Stekhanov, M Tarka, T Tolba, R Tsang, K Twelker, J-L Vuilleumier, A Waite, J Walton, T Walton, M Weber, LJ Wen, U Wichoski, J Wood, L Yang, Y-R Yen and OY Zeldovich, Investigation of radioactivity-induced backgrounds in EXO-200, Physical Review C, vol. 92 no. 1 (July, 2015) [doi] .
  2. T Brunner, D Fudenberg, V Varentsov, A Sabourov, G Gratta, J Dilling, R DeVoe, D Sinclair, W Fairbank, JB Albert, DJ Auty, PS Barbeau, D Beck, C Benitez-Medina, M Breidenbach, GF Cao, C Chambers, B Cleveland, M Coon, A Craycraft, T Daniels, SJ Daugherty, T Didberidze, MJ Dolinski, M Dunford, L Fabris, J Farine, W Feldmeier, P Fierlinger, R Gornea, K Graham, M Heffner, M Hughes, M Jewell, XS Jiang, TN Johnson, S Johnston, A Karelin, LJ Kaufman, R Killick, T Koffas, S Kravitz, R Krücken, A Kuchenkov, KS Kumar, DS Leonard, F Leonard, C Licciardi, YH Lin, J Ling, R MacLellan, MG Marino, B Mong, D Moore, A Odian, I Ostrovskiy, C Ouellet, A Piepke, A Pocar, F Retiere, PC Rowson, MP Rozo, A Schubert, E Smith, V Stekhanov, M Tarka, T Tolba, D Tosi, K Twelker, J-L Vuilleumier, J Walton, T Walton, M Weber, LJ Wen, U Wichoski, L Yang and Y-R Yen, An RF-only ion-funnel for extraction from high-pressure gases, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, vol. 379 (March, 2015), pp. 110-120 [doi] .
  3. B Mong, S Cook, T Walton, C Chambers, A Craycraft, C Benitez-Medina, K Hall, W Fairbank, JB Albert, DJ Auty, PS Barbeau, V Basque, D Beck, M Breidenbach, T Brunner, GF Cao, B Cleveland, M Coon, T Daniels, SJ Daugherty, R DeVoe, T Didberidze, J Dilling, MJ Dolinski, M Dunford, L Fabris, J Farine, W Feldmeier, P Fierlinger, D Fudenberg, G Giroux, R Gornea, K Graham, G Gratta, M Heffner, M Hughes, XS Jiang, TN Johnson, S Johnston, A Karelin, LJ Kaufman, R Killick, T Koffas, S Kravitz, R Krücken, A Kuchenkov, KS Kumar, DS Leonard, C Licciardi, YH Lin, J Ling, R MacLellan, MG Marino, D Moore, A Odian, I Ostrovskiy, A Piepke, A Pocar, F Retiere, PC Rowson, MP Rozo, A Schubert, D Sinclair, E Smith, V Stekhanov, M Tarka, T Tolba, K Twelker, J-L Vuilleumier, J Walton, M Weber, LJ Wen, U Wichoski, L Yang, Y-R Yen and YB Zhao, Spectroscopy of Ba and deposits in solid xenon for barium tagging in nEXO, Physical Review A, vol. 91 no. 2 (February, Submitted, 2015) [pdf], [doi]  [abs].
  4. PS Barbeau, JI Collar, Y Efremenko and K Scholberg, Comment on "Fitting the Annual Modulation in DAMA with Neutrons from Muons and Neutrinos", Physical review letters, vol. 113 no. 22 (November, 2014), pp. 229001 [pdf], [doi]  [abs].
  5. JB Albert, DJ Auty, PS Barbeau, E Beauchamp, D Beck, V Belov, C Benitez-Medina, M Breidenbach, T Brunner, A Burenkov, GF Cao, C Chambers, J Chaves, B Cleveland, M Coon, A Craycraft, T Daniels, M Danilov, SJ Daugherty, CG Davis, J Davis, R DeVoe, S Delaquis, T Didberidze, A Dolgolenko, MJ Dolinski, M Dunford, W Fairbank, J Farine, W Feldmeier, P Fierlinger, D Fudenberg, G Giroux, R Gornea, K Graham, G Gratta, C Hall, S Herrin, M Hughes, MJ Jewell, XS Jiang, A Johnson, TN Johnson, S Johnston, A Karelin, LJ Kaufman, R Killick, T Koffas, S Kravitz, A Kuchenkov, KS Kumar, DS Leonard, F Leonard, C Licciardi, YH Lin, J Ling, R MacLellan, MG Marino, B Mong, D Moore, R Nelson, A Odian, I Ostrovskiy, C Ouellet, A Piepke, A Pocar, CY Prescott, A Rivas, PC Rowson, MP Rozo, JJ Russell, A Schubert, D Sinclair, E Smith, V Stekhanov, M Tarka, T Tolba, D Tosi, R Tsang, K Twelker, P Vogel, J-L Vuilleumier, A Waite, J Walton, T Walton, M Weber, LJ Wen, U Wichoski, L Yang, Y-R Yen and OY Zeldovich, Search for Majoron-emitting modes of double-beta decay of with EXO-200, Physical Review D, vol. 90 no. 9 (November, 2014), pp. 092004 [pdf], [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