Recent Publications

Books:

W. Dunn and J.K. Shultis, Exploring Monte Carlo Methods, ISBN 978-0-444-51575-9, Academic Press, Elsevier, New York, 2012.
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J.K. Shultis and R.E. Faw, Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering, 2nd ed., ISBN 1-4200-5135-0, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2008.
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J.K. Shultis and R.E. Faw, Radiation Shielding, ISBN 0-13-125691-2, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1996.
Republished as Radiation Shielding, ISBN 0-89448-456-7, American Nuclear Society, La Grange Park, IL, 2000.
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J.K. Shultis, LaTex Notes, ISBN 0-13-120973-6, Prentice Hall, New York, 1994; (in Japanese, ISBN 4-931356-06-0, Prentice Hall, Tokyo; in German, ISBN 3-930436-25-6, Prentice Hall, Munchen).
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R.E. Faw and J.K. Shultis, Radiological Assessment: Sources and Exposures, ISBN 0-13-751132-9, Prentice-Hall, New York, 1992.
Republished as Radiological Assessment: Sources and Doses, ISBN 0-89448-455-9, American Nuclear Society, La Grange Park, IL, 1999.
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A.B. Chilton, J.K. Shultis and R.E. Faw, Principles of Radiation Shielding, ISBN 0-13-709907, Prentice-Hall, New York, 1984.
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Primers and Treatises:

J.K. Shultis and A.A. Bahadori, An MCNP6 Primer, revised Apr. 2024.
This ~50-page Primer presents an introduction to the MCNP6 code and discusses the most important commands. Numerous examples are given to allow a novice to quickly master the MCNP basics without becoming bogged down in the MCNP manual.
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J.K. Shultis, Radiative Transfer in Interacting Media, 1998.
This 43-page treatise serves as an introduction to radiative transfer in which the electromagnetic radiation interacts with the surrounding medium. Discussed are radiation-medium interactions, the derivation of the radiative transfer equation and its various approximations, numerical methods, and example problems.
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Radiation Detectors:

J.K. Shultis and D.S. McGregor, "Design and Performance Considerations for Perforated Semiconductor Thermal-Neutron Detectors," Nuclear Instruments and Methods A, 606, 608-636, 2009. Click for paper

William Dunn and J.K. Shultis, "Monte Carlo Methods for Design and Analysis of Radiation Detectors," Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 78, 852-858, 2009. Click for paper

D.S. McGregor, W.J. MNeil, S.L. Bellinger, T. Unruh, and J.K. Shultis "Microstructured Semiconductor Neutron Detectors," Nuclear Instruments and Methods A, 608, 125-131, 2009. Click for paper

D.S. McGregor, S.L. Bellinger, D. Brune, W.L. Dunn, W.J. McNeil, E. Patterson, B.B. Rice, J.K. Shultis, T. Unruh "Perforated Diode Neutron Detector Modules Fabricated from High-Purity Silicon," Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 78, 874-881, 2009. Click for paper

J.K. Shultis and D.S. McGregor, "Efficiencies of Coated and Perforated Semiconductor Neutron Detectors," IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 53(3), 1659-1665, 2006. Click for paper

D.S. McGregor, M.F. Ohmes, R.E. Ortiz, A.S.M.S. Ahmed, and J.K. Shultis "Micro-Pocket Fission Detectors (MPFD) for In-Core Neutron Flux Monitoring," Nuclear Instruments and Methods A, 554, 494-499, 2005. Click for paper

M.F. Ohmes, D.S. McGregor, J.K. Shultis, A.S.M.S. Ahmed, R. Ortiz, and R.W. Olsen, "Recent Results and Fabrication of Micro-Pocket Fission Detectors (MPFD)," Proc. SPIE, to appear, 2005. Click for preprint

J.K. Shultis and D.S. McGregor, "Calculation of Ion Energy-Deposition Spectra in Silicon, Lithium-Fluoride, Boron, and Boron Carbide," Report 299, Engineering Experiment Station, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 2004. Click for report

D.S. McGregor and J.K. Shultis, "Response to the "Comment" by S. Hallbeck et al.," Nuclear Instruments and Methods A 536, 232-234, 2004. Click for paper

Douglas S. McGregor and J. Kenneth Shultis, "Spectral Identification of Thin-Film-Coated and Solid-Form Semiconductor Neutron Detectors," Nuclear Instruments and Methods A 517, 180-188, 2004. Click for paper

M.F. Ohmes, D.S. McGregor, J.K. Shultis, P.M. Whaley, A.S.M. Sabbir Ahmed, C.C. Bolinger, T.C. Pinsent, "Development of Micro-Pocket Fission Detectors (MPFD) for Near-Core and In-Core Neutron Flux Monitoring," Proc. SPIE, 5198, 234-242, 2003. Click for paper


Skyshine: Methods and Data:

N.E. Hertel, J.E. Sweezy, J.K. Shultis, J.K. Warkentin, and Z.J. Rose, "A Comparison of Skyshine Computational Methods," Radiation ProtectionDosimetry, 116, 525-533, 2005.

N.E. Hertel, J.E. Sweezy, J.K. Shultis, J.K. Warkentin, and Z.J. Rose, "A Comparison of Skyshine Computational Methods," Proc 10th Intl. Conf. on Radiation Shielding, Funchal (Madeira) Portugal, May9-14, 2004.

J.K. Shultis, "Hybrid Skyshine Calculations for Complex Neutron and Gamma-Ray Sources," Nuclear Science & Engineering, 136, 294-304, 2000. Click for paper

J.K. Shultis, Radiation Analysis of a Spent-Fuel Storage Cask, Report 290, Engineering Experiment Station, Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS, 2000. Click for paper

A.A. Gui, J.K. Shultis and R.E. Faw ``Neutron Skyshine Calculations with the Integral Line-Beam Method," Nuclear Science & Engineering, 127, 230-237 1997. Click for abstract     Click for paper

A.A. Gui, J.K. Shultis and R.E. Faw "Response Functions for Neutron Skyshine Analyses," Nuclear Science & Engineering, 125, 111-127, 1997. Click for abstract

A.A. Gui, J.K. Shultis and R.E. Faw "Application of the Integral Line-Beam Method to Neutron Skyshine Analysis," Proc. 1996 Shielding Topical Meeting, Advances and Applications in Radiation Protection and Shielding, Vol. 2, American Nuclear Society, LaGrange Park, Illinois, April, 1996. Click for abstract

R.C. Brockhoff, J.K. Shultis, and R.E. Faw, "Skyshine Line-Beam Response Functions for 20- to 100-Mev Photons," Nuclear Science & Engineering, 123, 282-288 (1996). Click for abstract

M.H. Stedry, J.K. Shultis, and R.E. Faw, "Effect of an Overhead Shield on Gamma-Ray Skyshine," Nuclear Science & Engineering, 123, 289-294 (1996). Click for abstract

J.K. Shultis and R.E. Faw, Extensions to the Integral Line-Beam Method for Gamma-Ray Skyshine Analyses, SAND94-2019, 161 pp, Sandia National Lab., Albuquerque, NM, 1995. Click for abstract

J.K. Shultis, R.E. Faw and A.A. Gui, and Brockhoff, Approximate Response Functions for Gamma-Ray and Neutron Skyshine Analysis, 131 pp, Report 271, Engineering Experiment Station, Kansas State University, June 1995. Distributed by Radiation Shielding Information Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, as part of Data Library Collection DLC-647/SKYDATA-KSUCCC. Click for abstract

J.K. Shultis, R.E. Faw and X. Deng, Improved Response Functions for Gamma-Ray Skyshine Analysis, SAND92-7296, 105 pp., Sandia National Lab. September 1992. Click for abstract

J.K. Shultis, R.E. Faw, and M. Bassett, "The Integral Line-Beam Method for Gamma Skyshine Analysis,"Nuclear Science & Engineering, 107, 228-245 (1991). Click for abstract

J.K. Shultis and R.E. Faw, Improved Response Functions for the MicrSkyshine Method, Report 189, Engineering Experiment Station, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 1987. Click for report (3 Mbytes)

R.E. Faw and J.K. Shultis, The MicroSkyshine Mehtod for Gamma-Ray Skyshine Analysis, Report 188, Engineering Experiment Station, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 1987. Click for report (13.7 Mbytes) Click for report supplement (8.6 Mbytes)


Radiation Dosimetry/Radiobiology:

R.D. Stewart, E.J. Ackerman, J.K. Shultis and X.C. Lei, Modeling Bystander Effects Using a Microdosimetry Approach, presented at Low Dose Radiation Research Workshop, March 25-27, Rockville, MD, 2002. Click to view poster

R.D. Stewart, J.K. Shultis and B.A. Montelone, A Kinetic Biological Model for Quiescent Cells, Report PNNL-13258, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, May 30, 2000. Click for abstract

R.D. Stewart, J.K. Shultis and B.A. Montelone, "A Cell Killing Model that Includes the Effects of Chromatin Structure. I. Stationary Cells, presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of Radiation Research Society, 1998. Click for abstract

R.D. Stewart, J.K. Shultis and B.A. Montelone, "A Cell Killing Model that Includes the Effects of Chromatin Structure. II. Proliferating Cells, presented at the, 46th Annual Meeting of Radiation Research Society, 1998. Click for abstract

R.E. Faw and J.K. Shultis "Photon and Neutron Dose Conversion Functions," Ch. 18 in Applications of New Technology: External Dosimetry, J. Higginbotham (ed.), Medical Physics Publ., Madison, WI, 1996. Click for abstract

R.E. Faw and J.K. Shultis "Absorbed-Dose Buildup Factors in Air for 10- to 100-MeV Photons," Nuclear Science & Engineering, 114, 76-80 (1993). Click for abstract

R.E. Faw and J.K. Shultis, "Dosimetry Calculations for Axisymmetric Sources and Target Regions with Application to Blood Vessels," Health Physics, 62, No. 4, 344-348 (1992). Click for abstract



Radiation Transport and Shielding:

J.K. Shultis and R.E. Faw, A Primer for MCNP5, revised Nov., 2010. Click for primer

J.K. Shultis and R.E. Faw, "Radiation Shielding and Radiological Protection," in Handbook of Nuclear Engineering, D. Cacuci, ed., Ch. 11, Vol. 2, Springer, New York, 2010. Click for PDF of chapter

R.C. Brockhoff and J.K. Shultis, "A New Approximation for the Neutron Albedo," Nuclear Science and Engineering, 155, 1-17, 2007. Click for paper

R.C. Brockhoff and J.K. Shultis, "Data for the Calculation of Albedos from Concrete, Iron, Lead, and Water for Photons and Neutrons," Engineering Experiment Station Report 301, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 2005. Click for report Click for test program and data files

J.K. Shultis and R.E. Faw, "Radiation Shielding Technology," An invited review of the history of radiation shielding for the 50th anniversary of the Health Physics Society, Health Physics, 88(4), 297-322, 2005. Click for paper

R.E. Faw and J.K. Shultis "Radiation Sources," Encyclopedia of Physcial Science and Technology, 3rd edition, Academic Press, New York, 2001.

R.C. Brockhoff, J.K. Shultis, and R.E. Faw "Data for the Chilton-Huddleston Photon-Albedo Approximations," Nuclear Science & Engineering, 126, 119-126, 1997. Click for abstract

J.C. Ryman, K.F. Eckerman, J.K. Shultis and R.E. Faw, "Application of Discrete Ordinates and Monte Carlo Methods to Transport of Photons from Environmental Sources," Proc. 1996 Shielding Topical Meeting, Advances and Applications in Radiation Protection and Shielding, Vol. 1, American Nuclear Society, LaGrange Park, Illinois, April, 1996. Click for abstract



Remote Sensing and Vegetative Canopies:

Y. Li, T.H. Demetriades-Shah, E.T. Kanemasu, J.K. Shultis and M.R. Kirkham, "Use of Second Derivatives of Canopy Reflectance for Monitoring Prairie Vegetation over Different Soil Backgrounds," Remote Sensing of Environment, 44, 81-87 (1993). Click for abstract

J.K. Shultis, "Calculated Sensitivities of Several Optical Radiometric Indices for Vegetation Canopies," Remote Sensing of Environment, 38, 211-228 (1991). Click for abstract

J.K. Shultis and R.B. Myneni, "Radiative Transfer in Vegetation Canopies With Anisotropic Scattering," J. Quantum Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 39, 115-129 (1988). Click for abstract



Inverse Problems:

J. Kenneth Shultis, "Determining Axial Fuel-Rod Power Density Profiles from In-Core Neutron Flux Measurements," Nuclear Instruments and Methods A, 547, 663-678, (2005). Click for paper

J. Kenneth Shultis, "Computation and Inversion of Ion Spectra for Neutron Depth Profiling of Curved Surfaces," Nuclear Instruments and Methods (A), 526, 359-375 (2004). Click for paper

J.K. Shultis, "Notes on Neutron Depth Profiling," Report 298, Engineering Experiment Station, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 2003. Click for report

J.K. Shultis, F. Khan, B. Letellier, and R.E. Faw, "Determining Soil Contaminant Profiles From Intensities of Capture Gamma Rays Using Above-Surface Neutron Sources," Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 54, 565-583 (2001). Click for abstract

R.E. Faw, S.L. Shue, and J.K. Shultis " Thermal Neutron Intensities in soils Irradiated by Fast Neutrons from Point Sources," J. Chemical Geology, 144, 47-61 (1998). Click for abstract

J.K. Shultis and F. Khan, User Notes for SOILLR, Report HSRC-94-02-16, 15 pp., Report for Hazardous Substance Research Center Project 94-02, Dept. Nuclear Engineering, Kansas State University, August 1997. Click for abstract

J.K. Shultis, Estimating Soil Contamination Profiles from Noisy Measurements of Capture-Gamma Rays Intensities, Report HSRC-94-02-15, 12 pp., Report for Hazardous Substance Research Center Project 94-02, Dept. Nuclear Engineering, Kansas State University, August 1997. Click for abstract

J.K. Shultis, F. Khan, B. Letellier, and R.E. Faw, Determining Soil Contamination Profiles from Intensities of Capture-Gamma Rays Using Above Surface Neutron Sources, Report HSRC-94-02-14, 27 pp., Report for Hazardous Substance Research Center Project 94-02, Dept. Nuclear Engineering, Kansas State University, August 1997. Click for abstract

J.K. Shultis, R.E. Faw and F. Khan, Mathematical Modeling and Analysis for PGNAA of Soil Contamination, Report HSRC-94-02-10, 50 pp., Report for Hazardous Substance Research Center Project 94-02, Dept. Nuclear Engineering, Kansas State University, April 1996. Click for abstract



Electrical Utility Analysis:

A. Pahwa and J.K. Shultis, "Economic Analysis of Distribution Automation Functions," Proc. III Intl. Conf. on Power Systems Operation and Planning, III ICPSOP, pp 3-7, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, Jan. 14-17, 1997. Click for abstract

J. K. Shultis, Anil Pahwa, A. Hapka, and I. G. Chronister, "Two-Methods for Assessing Local Control of Residential Air Conditioners from Load Survey Data," Electric Power Systems Research, 38, 125-133, 1997. Click for abstract

A. Pahwa, J.K. Shultis, D. Rucker, and W. Dowling, "Field Test of Distribution Automation Equipment at Kansas Utilities," IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 6, No. 4, 1564-1572 (1991). Click for abstract

A. Meyers, A. Pahwa and J.K. Shultis, "Simulation Based Evaluation of Direct Control of Residential Air Conditioners," Electrical Power Systems Research, 19, 37-46 (1990). Click for abstract

A. Pahwa, A.A. Chavez and J.K. Shultis, "Analysis of Faulted Power Systems Using the Householder Formulas," Proceedings of the Twentieth North American Power Symposium, pp. 89-98, West Lafayette, IN, Sept.26-27, 1988. Click for abstract


Last Updated: November 2010