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linear energy transfer

 

Definition: the amount of energy deposited by radiation per unit length of travel, expressed in keV per micron; protons, neutrons, and a particles have much higher LET than gamma or x-rays. A property of radiation considered in radiation protection.

See: relative biologic effectiveness

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