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High linear energy transfer radiation

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Radiation with capacity, by its own or by the secondary radiations it generates, of linear energy transfer higher than around 10 keV μm-1. Normally high LET radiation is assumed to include protons, neutrons and alpha particles (or other particles of similar or greater mass) except for protons having energies greater than around 4 MeV.

See also low linear energy transfer radiation and linear energy transfer.

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