linear energy transfer


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linear energy transfer

[′lin·ē·ər ′en·ər· jē ‚tranz·fər]
(nucleonics)
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It is, therefore, equal to the unrestricted linear energy transfer (LET).
(The energy delivered per unit length of path, electron-volts per micrometer, is called the linear energy transfer, or LET, of the radiation.)
The high linear energy transfer of alpha emitters leads to a high frequency of double-strand DNA breaks in adjacent tumor cells, resulting in a potent cytotoxic effect.

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