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 (Summer2 2018):

  • Physics 131s-1.01m, Intro seminar on big questions Synopsis
    Physics 150, MTuWThF 02:00 PM-04:05 PM
  • Physics 131s-1.02m, Intro seminar on big questions Synopsis
    Physics 047, MTuWThF 02:00 PM-04:05 PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. 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, YD; Christofferson, CD; Chu, PH; 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 et al., Search for Neutrinoless Double- β Decay in Ge 76 with the Majorana Demonstrator, Physical Review Letters, vol. 120 no. 13 (March, 2018) [doi]  [abs].
  2. 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 et al., Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay with the Upgraded EXO-200 Detector, Physical Review Letters, vol. 120 no. 7 (February, 2018) [doi]  [abs].
  3. Jewell, M; Schubert, A; Cen, WR; Dalmasson, J; Devoe, R; Fabris, L; Gratta, G; Jamil, A; Li, G; Odian, A; Patel, M; Pocar, A; Qiu, D; Wang, Q; Wen, LJ; 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; Chambers, C; Charlebois, SA; Chiu, M; Cleveland, B; Coon, M; Craycraft, A; Cree, W; Côté, M; Daniels, T; Daugherty, SJ; Daughhetee, J; Delaquis, S; Mesrobian-Kabakian, AD; Didberidze, T et al., Characterization of an Ionization Readout Tile for nEXO, Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 13 no. 1 (January, 2018) [doi]  [abs].
  4. 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; Hoessl, J; Hufschmidt, P et al., Searches for double beta decay of with EXO-200, Physical Review D, vol. 96 no. 9 (November, 2017) [doi] .
  5. Leonard, D; Auty, D; Didberidze, T; Gornea, R; Grinberg, P; MacLellan, R; Methven, B; Piepke, A; Vuilleumier, J-L; Albert, J; Anton, G; Badhrees, I; Barbeau, P; Bayerlein, R; Beck, D; Belov, V; Breidenbach, M; Brunner, T; Cao, G; Cen, W; Chambers, C; Cleveland, B; Coon, M; Craycraft, A; Cree, W; Daniels, T; Danilov, M; Daugherty, S; Daughhetee, J; Davis, J; Delaquis, S; Mesrobian-Kabakian, AD; DeVoe, R; Dilling, J; Dolgolenko, A; Dolinski, M; Fairbank, W; Farine, J; Feyzbakhsh, S; Fierlinger, P 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, vol. 871 (November, 2017), pp. 169-179 [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