Comparison of Low LET vs High LET Survival Curves for Mammalian Cells

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    This graph shows the effect of high LET versus low LET radiation. You can see that cell death begins much quicker when neutrons are used. It takes approximately 1.5 times the dose on neutrons for the 250 keV to cause cell effects.


Note that shoulder and slope straightens out with neutron/alpha radiation.

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