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College of Arts and Sciences

Lisa J. Kaufman

Lisa J.  Kaufman Adjunct Professor
Nuclear Physics (Experimental)

B.S., College of William and Mary, 2000.
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2007.
Postdoctoral Position: University of Maryland, Department of Physics, 2007-2010

Phone: 650-926-2311
Email: ljkauf at

Curriculum Vitae
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Our group investigates neutrino properties using the search for neutrinoless double beta decay as a probe as a member of the Enriched Xenon Observatory (EXO) Collaborations EXO-200 and nEXO.

Selected Publications

  • M. Auger et al. [EXO Collaboration], "Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in 136Xe with EXO-200", Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 032505 (2012).
  • S. Abrahamyan et al. [HAPPEX and PREX Collaborations], "New Measurement of the Transverse Beam Asymmetry for Elastic Electron Scattering from Selected Nuclei", Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 192501 (2012).
  • M. Auger et al. [EXO Collaboration], "The EXO-200 detector, part I: Detector design and construction", JINST 7, P05010 (2012).
  • A. Dobi et al. [EXO Collaboration], "Xenon purity analysis for EXO-200 via mass spectrometry", Nucl. Inst. Meth A675, 40 (2012).
  • N. Ackerman et al. [EXO Collaboration], "Observation of two-neutrino double-beta decay in 136Xe with the EXO-200 detector", Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 212501 (2011).
  • A. Dobi et al. [EXO Collaboration], "A xenon gas purity monitor for EXO", Nucl. Inst. Meth. A659, 215 (2011).
  • F. LePort et al. [EXO Collaboration], "A magnetically-driven piston pump for ultra-clean applications", Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82, 105114 (2011).
  • M. Montero Diez, et al. [EXO Collaboration],"A simple radionuclide-driven single-ion source", Rev. Sci. Instrum. 81, 113301 (2010).
  • D.S. Leonard, A. Dobi, C. Hall, L.J. Kaufman, T. Langford, S. Slutsky, and Y-R. Yen, "A simple high-sensitivity technique for purity analysis of xenon gas", Nucl. Inst. Meth. A 621, 678 (2010).
  • A. Dobi, D.S. Leonard, C. Hall, L.J. Kaufman, T. Langford, S. Slutsky, and Y-R. Yen, "Study of a zirconium getter for purification of xenon gas", Nucl. Inst. Meth. A 620, 594 (2010).
  • S. Slutsky, Y-R. Yen, H. Breuer, A. Dobi, C. Hall, T. Langford, D.S. Leonard, L.J. Kaufman, V. Strickland, N. Voskanian, "A xenon condenser with a remote liquid storage vessel", Nucl. Inst. Meth. A 610, 669 (2009).
  • R. Neilson, et al. [EXO Collaboration], "Characterization of large area APDs for the EXO-200 detector", Nucl. Inst. Meth. A 608, 68 (2009).
  • A. Acha, et al. [HAPPEX Collaboration], "Precision Measurements of the Nucleon Strange Form Factors at Q2 ~ 0.1 GeV2", Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 032301 (2007).