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.

- First, determine the energy loss of the charged particle due to electron collisions.
- Next, determine the total distance traveled.
- Next, gather the formula from above = LET = dE / dx.
- Finally, calculate the Linear Energy Transfer.
- 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