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 2017):

  • Physics 761.01, Classical mechanics Synopsis
    Physics 299, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Leonard, DS; Auty, DJ; Didberidze, T; Gornea, R; Grinberg, P; MacLellan, R; Methven, B; Piepke, A; Vuilleumier, J-L; 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; Mesrobian-Kabakian, AD; DeVoe, R; Dilling, J; Dolgolenko, A; Dolinski, MJ; Fairbank, W; Farine, J; Feyzbakhsh, S et al., Trace radioactive impurities in final construction materials for EXO-200, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment (May, 2017) [doi] .
  2. Barbeau, PS, Particle physics: The search for no neutrinos., Nature, vol. 544 no. 7648 (April, 2017), pp. 38-39 [doi] .
  3. Albert, JB; Barbeau, PS; Beck, D; Belov, V; Breidenbach, M; Brunner, T; Burenkov, A; Cao, GF; Cen, WR; Chambers, C; Cleveland, B; Coon, M; Craycraft, A; 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; Dunford, M; Fairbank, W; Farine, J; Feyzbakhsh, S; Fierlinger, P; Fudenberg, D; Gornea, R; Graham, K; Gratta, G; Hall, C; Hughes, M; Jewell, MJ; Johnson, A; Johnson, TN et al., Measurement of the drift velocity and transverse diffusion of electrons in liquid xenon with the EXO-200 detector, Physical Review C, vol. 95 no. 2 (February, 2017) [doi] .
  4. Akimov, D; Albert, JB; Awe, C; Barbeau, PS; Becker, B; Belov, V; Bolozdynya, A; Burenkov, A; Cabrera-Palmer, B; Cervantes, M; Collar, JI; Cooper, RJ; Cooper, RL; Cuesta, C; Dean, D; del Valle Coello, M; Detwiler, J; Dolgolenko, AG; D’Onofrio, M; Eberhardt, A; Efremenko, Y; Elliott, SR; Etenko, A; Fabris, L; Fields, N; Fox, W; Galindo-Uribarri, A; Green, M; Heath, M; Hedges, S; Iverson, EB; Kaufman, LJ; Klein, SR; Khromov, A; Konovalov, A; Kovalenko, A; Kumpan, A; Li, L; Lu, W; Mann, K et al., COHERENT Experiment: current status, Journal of Physics, vol. 798 (January, 2017), pp. 012213-012213 [doi] .
  5. Davis, CG; Hall, C; Albert, JB; Barbeau, PS; Beck, D; Belov, V; Breidenbach, M; Brunner, T; Burenkov, A; Cao, GF; Cen, WR; Chambers, C; Cleveland, B; Coon, M; Craycraft, A; Daniels, T; Danilov, M; Daugherty, SJ; Davis, J; Delaquis, S; Mesrobian-Kabakian, AD; DeVoe, R; Didberidze, T; Dilling, J; Dolgolenko, A; Dolinski, MJ; Dunford, M; Jr., WF; Farine, J; Feldmeier, W; Feyzbakhsh, S; Fierlinger, P; Fudenberg, D; Gornea, R; Graham, K; Gratta, G; Hughes, M; Jewell, MJ; Johnson, A; Johnson, TN et al., An optimal energy estimator to reduce correlated noise for the EXO-200 light readout, Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 11 no. 07 (July, 2016), pp. P07015-P07015 [doi] .

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