Jim Watts

Jim Watts was our second Advanced Health Physics Fellow. His thesis project involved calibration of our new scanning WBC counter. After graduation, Jim ran the WBC facility at the Savannah River Plant for many years. Prior to retirement Jim returned to Oak Ridge where he finished his career in charge of their whole body counter.


  1. Watts, J. R. (1963). “HEALTH PHYSICS UTILIZATION OF AN IBM 1620 COMPUTER.” Health Phys 9: 1001-1003.
  2. Watts, J. R., J. J. Erickson, C. E. Kramer, R. E. Johnston, J. E. Lagan, R. J. Baglan and A. B. Brill (1972). “Design and evaluation of a scanning-bed wholebody counter for use in clinical studies.” Health Phys 23(1): 63-66.
  3. Murphy, C. E., Jr., J. R. Watts and J. C. Corey (1977). “Environmental tritium transport from atmospheric release of molecular tritium.” Health Phys 33(4): 325-331.
  4. Watts, J. R. and C. E. Murphy, Jr. (1978). “Assessment of potential radiation dose to man from an acute tritium release into a forest ecosystem.” Health Phys 35(2): 287-291.
  5. Watts, J. R. (1979). “Comparison of calculated and measured radiation doses from chronic aqueous releases.” Health Phys 36(4): 519-521.
  6. Corey, J. C., A. L. Boni, J. R. Watts, D. C. Adriano, K. W. McLeod and J. E. Pinder, 3rd (1983). “The relative importance of uptake and surface adherence in determining the radionuclide contents of subterranean crops.” Health Phys 44(1): 19-28.
  7. Watts, J. R., E. W. Rabon and A. S. Dicks (1983). “Cs content of deer: Savannah River Plant vs South Carolina Coastal Plain herds.” Health Phys 44(3): 272-274.
  8. McLeod, K. W., J. E. Pinder, 3rd and J. R. Watts (1984). “Contribution of a nuclear fuel chemical separations facility to the plutonium content of a tobacco crop.” Health Phys 46(6): 1205-1211.


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