Ryan MacLellan

Ryan MacLellan

Assistant Professor

PHYSICS

Akeley-Lawrence Science Center 309

Phone: (605) 677-3990

Email: Ryan.MacLellan@usd.edu

Education:

  • Ph D, Queen's University, 2009
  • BS, Honours Astrophysics, Saint Mary's University, 2001

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Sanford Underground Research Facility Science Guide, Sanford Underground Research Facility

Grants:

  • RII Track-4: Liquid Xenon Time Projection Chamber R&D on the Large Xenon Test Stand at LLNL, NSF. (2018 - 2020)
  • Liquid Xenon Technology for the Tonne-Scale Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Experiment, Department of Energy. (2017 - 2019)

Publications:

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  • Sun, X. L., et al., and MacLellan, Ryan. Study of Silicon Photomultiplier Performance in External Electric Fields, T09006. Vol. 13. JINST, 2018. (DOI: 10.1088/1748-0221/13/09/T09006)
  • Delaquis, S., et al., and MacLellan, Ryan. Deep Neural Networks for Energy and Position Reconstruction in EXO-200, P08023. Vol. 13. JINST, 2018. (DOI: 10.1088/1748-0221/13/08/P08023)
  • Albert, J. B., et al., and MacLellan, Ryan. Sensitivity and Discovery Potential of nEXO to Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay, 065503. Vol. 97. Phys Rev C, 2018. (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.97.065503)
  • Al Kharusi, S., et al., and MacLellan, Ryan. nEXO Pre-Conceptual Design Report, 182..
  • Albert, J B., et al., and MacLellan, Ryan. Search for nucleon decays with EXO-200, 072007. Vol. 97. Phys Rev D, 2018. (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.97.072007)
  • Albert, J. B., et al., and MacLellan, Ryan. Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay with the Upgraded EXO-200 Detector, 072701. Vol. 120. Phys Rev Lett, 2018. (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.072701)
  • Jewell, M., et al., and MacLellan, Ryan. Characterization of an Ionization Readout Tile for nEXO. Vol. 13. JINST, 2018. (DOI: 10.1088/1748-0221/13/01/P01006 )
  • Albert, J. B., et al., and MacLellan, Ryan. Searches for Double Beta Decay of Xe-134 with EXO-200, 092001. Vol. 96. Phys Rev D, 2017. (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.96.092001 )
  • Leonard, D. S., et al., and MacLellan, Ryan. Trace radioactive impurities in final construction materials for EXO-200, 169--179. Vol. A871. NIM A, 2017. (DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2017.04.049)
  • Mount, B. J., et al., and MacLellan, Ryan. Black Hills State University Underground Campus, 130--133. Vol. 126. Appl. Radiat. Isot., 2017. (DOI: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2017.02.025)
  • Abi, B., et al., and MacLellan, Ryan. The Single-Phase ProtoDUNE Technical Design Report, 178..
  • Albert, J. B., et al., and MacLellan, Ryan. Measurement of the drift velocity and transverse diffusion of electrons in liquid xenon with the EXO-200 detector, 025502. Vol. C95. Phys Rev C, 2017. (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.95.025502)
  • MacLellan, Ryan. An optimal energy estimator to reduce correlated noise for the EXO-200 light readout. In JINST, P07015. Vol. 11. JINST, 2016. (DOI: 10.1088/1748-0221/11/07/P07015)
  • MacLellan, Ryan. Cosmogenic Backgrounds to neutrinoless double-beta decay in EXO-200. In Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 2016, 029. Vol. 2016. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2016. (DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2016/04/029)
  • MacLellan, Ryan. First Search for Lorentz and CPT Violation in Double Beta Decay with EXO-200. In Phys Rev D93, 072001. Vol. D93. Phys Rev D, 2016. (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.93.072001)
  • MacLellan, Ryan. Search for two neutrino double-beta decay of Xe-136 to the 0_1^+ excited state of Ba-136 with EXO-200. In Phys Rev C93, 035501. Vol. C93. Phys Rev C, 2016. (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.93.035501)
  • MacLellan, Ryan. Measurements of the ion fraction and mobility of alpha- and beta-decay products in liquid xenon using the EXO-200 detector. In Phys Rev C, 045504. Vol. 92. Phys Rev C, 2015. (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.92.045504)
  • MacLellan, Ryan. Investigation of radioactivity-induced backgrounds in EXO-200. In Phys Rev C92. Vol. C92. Phys Rev C, 2015. (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.92.015503)
  • MacLellan, Ryan. An RF-only ion-funnel for extraction from high-pressure gases. In Int J Mass Spectrometry 379, 110-120. Vol. 379. Int J Mass Spectrometry, 2015. (DOI: 10.1016/j.ijms.2015.01.003)
  • MacLellan, Ryan. Spectroscopy of Ba and Ba+ deposits in solid xenon for barium tagging in nEXO. In Phys Rev A91. Vol. A91. Phys Rev A, 2015. (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.91.022505)
  • MacLellan, Ryan. Search for Majoron-emitting modes of double-beta decay of Xe-136 with EXO-200. In Phys Rev D90, 092004. Vol. D90. Phys Rev D, 2014. (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.90.092004)
  • MacLellan, Ryan. An apparatus to manipulate and identify individual Ba ions from bulk liquid Xe. In Rev. Sci. Instrum., 095114. Vol. 85. Rev. Sci. Instrum., 2014. (DOI: 10.1063/1.4895646)
  • Jamil, A., et al., and MacLellan, Ryan. VUV-sensitive Silicon Photomultipliers for Xenon Scintillation Light Detection in nEXO. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. (DOI: 10.1109/TNS.2018.2875668)

Awards and Honors:

  • 2016 Fundamental Physics Prize, Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation, 2016
  • Nobel Prize in Physics, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 2015

Presentations:

  • MacLellan, Ryan. nEXO: a tonne-scale next-generation double-beta decay experiment. Presented at the 2018 CAP Congress, Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. (June 12, 2018)
  • MacLellan, Ryan. The nEXO Radioassay Program. Presented at the 15th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, Sudbury Ontario. (July 25, 2017)
  • MacLellan, Ryan. nEXO: a tonne-scale next-generation double-beta decay experiment. Presented at the 15th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, Sudbury Ontario. (July 24, 2017)
  • MacLellan, Ryan. The nEXO Radioassay Program. Presented at the Conference on Science at SURF, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. (May 16, 2017)
  • MacLellan, Ryan. The next generation neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment nEXO. Presented at the APS April Meeting, Washington DC. (January 29, 2017)
  • MacLellan, Ryan. Result from, and status of, EXO-200. Presented at the APS April Meeting, Salt Lake City. (April 18, 2016)
  • MacLellan, Ryan. The next generation neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment nEXO. Presented at the APS April Meeting, Salt Lake City. (April 18, 2016)