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 (Spring 2019):

  • Housecs 59.11, House course (sp top) Synopsis
    Few quad hh201cm, M 07:00 PM-08:30 PM
  • Physics 305.01, Intro to astrophysics Synopsis
    Physics 154, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Jamil, A; Ziegler, T; Hufschmidt, P; Li, G; Lupin-Jimenez, L; Michel, T; Ostrovskiy, I; Retière, F; Schneider, J; Wagenpfeil, M; Alamre, A; Albert, JB; Anton, G; Arnquist, IJ; Badhrees, I; Barbeau, PS; Beck, D; Belov, V; Bhatta, T; 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; Côté, M; Craycraft, A; Cree, W; Dalmasson, J; Daniels, T; Darroch, L; Daugherty, SJ; Daughhetee, J; Delaquis, S; Mesrobian-Kabakian, AD; DeVoe, R; Dilling, J; Ding, YY; Dolinski, MJ; Dragone, A; Echevers, J; Fabris, L; Fairbank, D; Fairbank, W; Farine, J; Feyzbakhsh, S; Fontaine, R; Fudenberg, D; Gallina, G; Giacomini, G; Gornea, R; Gratta, G; Hansen, EV; Harris, D; Hasan, M; Heffner, M; Hößl, J; Hoppe, EW; House, A; Hughes, M; Ito, Y; Iverson, A; Jessiman, C; Jewell, MJ; Jiang, XS; Karelin, A; Kaufman, LJ; Koffas, T; Kravitz, S; Krücken, R; Kuchenkov, A; Kumar, KS; Lan, Y; Larson, A; Leonard, DS; Li, S; Li, Z; Licciardi, C; Lin, YH; Lv, P; MacLellan, R, VUV-Sensitive Silicon Photomultipliers for Xenon Scintillation Light Detection in nEXO, Ieee Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 65 no. 11 (November, 2018), pp. 2823-2833, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) [doi]  [abs].
  2. Awe, C; Barbeau, PS; Collar, JI; Hedges, S; Li, L, Liquid scintillator response to proton recoils in the 10-100 keV range LIQUID SCINTILLATOR RESPONSE to PROTON ⋯ AWE, BARBEAU, COLLAR, HEDGES, and LI, Physical Review C, vol. 98 no. 4 (October, 2018), American Physical Society (APS) [doi]  [abs].
  3. Sun, XL; Tolba, T; Cao, GF; Lv, P; Wen, LJ; Odian, A; Vachon, F; Alamre, A; Albert, JB; Anton, G; Arnquist, IJ; Badhrees, I; Barbeau, PS; Beck, D; Belov, V; Bhatta, T; Bourque, F; Brodsky, JP; Brown, E; Brunner, T; Burenkov, A; Cao, L; Cen, WR; Chambers, C; Charlebois, SA; Chiu, M; Cleveland, B; Coon, M; Côté, M; Craycraft, A; Cree, W; Dalmasson, J; Daniels, T; Darroch, L; Daugherty, SJ; Daughhetee, J; Delaquis, S; Mesrobian-Kabakian, AD; Devoe, R; Dilling, J; Ding, YY; Dolinski, MJ; Dragone, A; Echevers, J; Fabris, L; Fairbank, D; Fairbank, W; Farine, J; Feyzbakhsh, S; Fierlinger, P; Fontaine, R; Fudenberg, D; Gallina, G; Giacomini, G; Gornea, R; Gratta, G; Hansen, EV; Harris, D; Heffner, M; Hoppe, EW; Hößl, J; House, A; Hufschmidt, P; Hughes, M; Ito, Y; Iverson, A; Jamil, A; Jessiman, C; Jewell, MJ; Jiang, XS; Karelin, A; Kaufman, LJ; Kodroff, D; Koffas, T; Kravitz, S; Krücken, R; Kuchenkov, A; Kumar, KS; Lan, Y; Larson, A; Leonard, DS; Li, G; Li, S; Li, Z; Licciardi, C; Lin, YH; Maclellan, R; Michel, T; Moe, M; Mong, B, Study of silicon photomultiplier performance in external electric fields, Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 13 no. 9 (September, 2018), pp. T09006-T09006, IOP Publishing [doi]  [abs].
  4. 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. P08023-P08023, IOP Publishing [doi]  [abs].
  5. 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, Sensitivity and discovery potential of the proposed nEXO experiment to neutrinoless double- β decay, Physical Review C, vol. 97 no. 6 (June, 2018), American Physical Society (APS) [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