The NaI neutrino Experiment at the SNS (NaIvE) has begun taking data at the Spallation Neutron Source at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The detector, a prototype 185 kg deployment for a future multi-ton experiment will search for the charged-current interaction of electron neutrinos on I-127, searching for signatures with 10’s of MeV deposited in […]
Connor Awe and Sam Hedges have been awarded Graduate Fellowships as part of the Consortium for Nonproliferation and Enabling Capabilities. The appointments cover up to four years of tuition and stipend. As part of the program, Connor and Sam will participate in Summer Internship programs at one of the participating national laboratories for at least […]
Undergraduates Katrina Miller and Ben Suh received honors for their senior thesis projects. Katrina will graduate with High Distinction for her thesis Advancements in Tracking Detector Technologies Using Novel Target Gases. Ben will graduate with Distinction for his thesis Measuring the I-127, Electron Neutrino Cross-Section of NaI[Tl]. Both theses have lead to major projects for the group, and […]
This year’s Daphne Chang Memorial Award for excellence in undergraduate research goes to Katrina Miller. Katrina’s faculty mentor is Prof. Phil Barbeau. The award comes with a certificate as well as a monetary award. For more about Daphne Chang and the award begun in her memory, please click here. Katrina Miller is a Duke undergraduate […]
The Neutrino Cubes go live……and are quite chatty. Source: Lead neutrino cube (@theLeadNube) | Twitter
The Lead NUBE has left the lab and is on it’s way to ORNL. Soon to be taking data and seeing neutrinos! Source: Lead neutrino cube (@theLeadNube) | Twitter
Prof. Phil Barbeau, assistant professor in Physics, has been awarded a Department of Energy Early Career Research Award from the Office of High Energy Physics. The program supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in thier careers and also stimulates research careers in the areas supported by the DOE Office of […]
Phil Barbeau and Grayson Rich attended NEUTRINO 2014 in Boston this June to present our work on Coherent Neutrino Scattering experiments, and the budding COHERENT collaboration. See the article on Duke’s significant participation in the conference here. The Neutrino 2014 conference which was held in Boston this year is the premier conference in neutrino physics and is […]
From the Duke Research Blog: An international team of neutrino hunters, including Duke physicist Phil Barbeau, is publishing an update this week on the first two years of an ambitious experiment called EXO-200. (The cool name stands for 200-kilogram Enriched Xenon Observatory.)…
The tireless efforts of the Barbeau group to find Physics potential, sometimes in the most mundane objects, was profiled in Duke today. It chronicles some of the early steps to build an experiment to try to detect Coherent Neutrino-Nucleus scattering. You can find the full story here.
The 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships have been announced. Professor Barbeau was named one of 126 early-career scholars to be supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation! You can see the full page announcement that was placed in the NYTimes here.
“We use very standard particle-detection techniques that are taken to the extreme. In general, all of these experiments are so sensitive that a single fingerprint left behind on the detector can blind it.”