Enter the energy loss of the charged particle due to electron collisions and the total distance traveled into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Linear Energy Transfer.

## Linear Energy Transfer Formula

LET = dE / dx

Variables:

• LET is the Linear Energy Transfer ()
• dE is the energy loss of the charged particle due to electron collisions
• dx is the total distance traveled

To calculate Linear Energy Transfer, divide the energy loss of the charged particle due to electron collisions by the total distance traveled.

## How to Calculate Linear Energy Transfer?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Linear Energy Transfer.

1. First, determine the energy loss of the charged particle due to electron collisions.
2. Next, determine the total distance traveled.
3. Next, gather the formula from above = LET = dE / dx.
4. Finally, calculate the Linear Energy Transfer.
5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem :

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

energy loss of the charged particle due to electron collisions = 1.124

total distance traveled = 0.012031