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Matthew Green

Associate Professor

Riddick Hall 160D



Professor Green completed his PhD at Stanford University in 2010, after which he came to the Triangle Area as a postdoctoral researcher at UNC – Chapel Hill. In 2013 he was named a Wigner Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and in August of 2015 he joined the faculty at NCSU as an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment with ORNL. He is a member of NCSU’s Experimental Nuclear Physics Group, and the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL).


Research Description

Dr. Green’s work focuses on experimentally probing the properties and interactions of neutrinos, elementary particles lacking electric charge and of diminutive mass. Currently he is working with the Majorana Collaboration to build the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR. This experiment aims to observe Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay (0vBB), a nuclear decay which can only occur if neutrinos are their own anti-particle. He is also working with the COHERENT Collaboration to detect Coherent Elastic Neutrino Nucleus Scattering (CEvNS), an as-yet unobserved standard model process, using ORNL’s Spallation Neutron Source as a pulsed source of neutrinos.

Selected Publications

Search for trinucleon decay in the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR
S. Alvis, I. Arnquist, F. Avignone, A. Barabash, C. Barton, V. Basu, F. Bertrand, B. Bos, V. Brudanin, M. Busch, M. Buuck, T. Caldwell, Y. Chan, C. Christofferson, P. Chu, C. Cuesta, J. Detwiler, Y. Efremenko, H. Ejiri, S. Elliott, T. Gilliss, G. Giovanetti, M. Green, J. Gruszko, I. Guinn, V. Guiseppe, C. Haufe, R. Hegedus, L. Hehn, R. Henning, D. Aguilar, E. Hoppe, M. Howe, K. Keeter, M. Kidd, S. Konovalov, R. Kouzes, A. Lopez, R. Martin, R. Massarczyk, S. Meijer, S. Mertens, J. Myslik, G. Othman, W. Pettus, A. Piliounis, A. Poon, D. Radford, J. Rager, A. Reine, K. Rielage, N. Ruof, B. Shanks, M. Shirchenko, D. Tedeschi, R. Varner, S. Vasilyev, B. White, J. Wilkerson, C. Wiseman, W. Xu, E. Yakushev, C. Yu, V. Yumatov, I. Zhitnikov, B. Zhu
PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 99(7), (2019), doi:

Search for neutrinoless double-beta decay in Ge-76 with the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR
C. E. Aalseth et al. (Majorana Collaboration)
Physical Review Letters, Volume: 120, Issue: 13, (2018), 132502, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.132502

The Majorana Demonstrator Radioassay Program
N. Abgrall, I.J. Arnquist, F. T. Avignone III, et al.
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, (2016), doi:10.1016/j.nima.2016.04.070

The Majorana Demonstrator Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiment
N. Abgrall, E. Aguayo, F. T. Avignone III, et al.
Advances in High Energy Physics, (2014), doi:10.115/2014/365432

Characteristics of Signals Originating Near the Lithium-Diffused N Contact of High Purity Germanium P-Type Point Contact Detectors
E. Aguayo, M. Amman, F.T. Avignone III, et al.
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 701, (2013), doi:10.1016/j.nima.2012.11.004

The Design of an Ultra-Low Background Thermosyphon for the Majorana Demonstrator
E. Aguayo, M. Busch, R. Daniels, J.E. Fast, M.P. Green, D.J. Reid
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics A, 709, (2013), doi:10.1016/n.nima.2013.11.191

Observation of Two-Neutrino Double Beta Decay in 136Xe with EXO-200
N. Ackerman, B. Aharmim, M. Auger, et al.
Physical Review Letters, 107, (2011), 212501, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.212501

Observation of Single Collisionally Cooled Trapped Ions in a Buffer Gas
M. Green, J. Wodin, R. DeVoe, et al.
Physicl Review Letters, 76, (2007), 023404, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.76.023404