Phillip S. Barbeau, Associate 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: COHERENT, EXO & nEXO, CoGeNT

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 2020):

  • Physics 305.01, Intro to astrophysics Synopsis
    Physics 154, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Weldon, RA; Mueller, JM; Barbeau, P; Mattingly, J, Measurement of EJ-228 plastic scintillator proton light output using a coincident neutron scatter technique, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 953 (February, 2020) [doi]  [abs].
  2. Akimov, D; others,, First Constraint on Coherent Elastic Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering in Argon, Phys. Rev., vol. D100 (December, 2019), pp. 115020-115020 [doi] .
  3. Lenardo, BG; Xu, J; Pereverzev, S; Akindele, OA; Naim, D; Kingston, J; Bernstein, A; Kazkaz, K; Tripathi, M; Awe, C; Li, L; Runge, J; Hedges, S; An, P; Barbeau, PS, Low-Energy Physics Reach of Xenon Detectors for Nuclear-Recoil-Based Dark Matter and Neutrino Experiments., Physical Review Letters, vol. 123 no. 23 (December, 2019), pp. 231106 [doi]  [abs].
  4. Gallina, G; Giampa, P; Retière, F; Kroeger, J; Zhang, G; Ward, M; Margetak, P; Li, G; Tsang, T; Doria, L; Al Kharusi, S; Alfaris, M; Anton, G; Arnquist, IJ; Badhrees, I; Barbeau, PS; Beck, D; Belov, V; Bhatta, T; Blatchford, J; Brodsky, JP; Brown, E; Brunner, T; Cao, GF; Cao, L; Cen, WR; Chambers, C; Charlebois, SA; Chiu, M; Cleveland, B; Coon, M; Craycraft, A; Dalmasson, J; Daniels, T; Darroch, L; Daugherty, SJ; De, A; Der Mesrobian-Kabakian, A; DeVoe, R; Dilling, J; Ding, YY; Dolinski, MJ; Dragone, A; Echevers, J; Elbeltagi, M; Fabris, L; Fairbank, D; Fairbank, W; Farine, J; Feyzbakhsh, S; Fontaine, R; Gautam, P; Giacomini, G; Gornea, R; Gratta, G; Hansen, EV; Heffner, M; Hoppe, EW; Hößl, J; House, A; Hughes, M; Ito, Y; Iverson, A; Jamil, A; Jewell, MJ; Jiang, XS; Karelin, A; Kaufman, LJ; Kodroff, D; Koffas, T; Krücken, R; Kuchenkov, A; Kumar, KS; Lan, Y; Larson, A; Lenardo, BG; Leonard, DS; Li, S; Li, Z; Licciardi, C; Lin, YH; Lv, P; MacLellan, R; McElroy, T; Medina-Peregrina, M; Michel, T; Mong, B; Moore, DC; Murray, K; Nakarmi, P; Newby, RJ; Ning, Z; Njoya, O; Nolet, F; Nusair, O; Odgers, K; Odian, A; Oriunno, M; Orrell, JL; Ortega, GS, Characterization of the Hamamatsu VUV4 MPPCs for nEXO, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 940 (October, 2019), pp. 371-379 [doi]  [abs].
  5. Anton, G; Badhrees, I; Barbeau, PS; Beck, D; Belov, V; Bhatta, T; Breidenbach, M; Brunner, T; Cao, GF; Cen, WR; Chambers, C; Cleveland, B; Coon, M; Craycraft, A; Daniels, T; Danilov, M; Darroch, L; Daugherty, SJ; Davis, J; Delaquis, S; Der Mesrobian-Kabakian, A; DeVoe, R; Dilling, J; Dolgolenko, A; Dolinski, MJ; Echevers, J; Fairbank, W; Fairbank, D; Farine, J; Feyzbakhsh, S; Fierlinger, P; Fudenberg, D; Gautam, P; Gornea, R; Gratta, G; Hall, C; Hansen, EV; Hoessl, J; Hufschmidt, P; Hughes, M; Iverson, A; Jamil, A; Jessiman, C; Jewell, MJ; Johnson, A; Karelin, A; Kaufman, LJ; Koffas, T; Krücken, R; Kuchenkov, A; Kumar, KS; Lan, Y; Larson, A; Lenardo, BG; Leonard, DS; Li, GS; Li, S; Li, Z; Licciardi, C; Lin, YH; MacLellan, R; McElroy, T; Michel, T; Mong, B; Moore, DC; Murray, K; Njoya, O; Nusair, O; Odian, A; Ostrovskiy, I; Piepke, A; Pocar, A; Retière, F; Robinson, AL; Rowson, PC; Ruddell, D; Runge, J; Schmidt, S; Sinclair, D; Soma, AK; Stekhanov, V; Tarka, M; Todd, J; Tolba, T; Totev, TI; Veenstra, B; Veeraraghavan, V; Vogel, P; Vuilleumier, J-L; Wagenpfeil, M; Watkins, J; Weber, M; Wen, LJ; Wichoski, U; Wrede, G; Wu, SX; Xia, Q; Yahne, DR; Yang, L; Yen, Y-R; Zeldovich, OY; Ziegler, T; EXO-200 Collaboration,, Search for Neutrinoless Double-β Decay with the Complete EXO-200 Dataset., Physical Review Letters, vol. 123 no. 16 (October, 2019), pp. 161802 [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: 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.

Current Ph.D. Students