Physics of fusion power. Lecture 3: Lawson criterion / Approaches to fusion. Ignition condition. Ignition is defined as the state in which the energy produced by the fusion reactions is sufficient to heat the plasma. n-T-tau is a measure of progress.
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Lecture 3: Lawson criterion /
Approaches to fusion
Positive added charge Response of the plasma
Potential in vacuum Shielding due to the charge screening
The length scale for shielding is the Debye length which depends on both Temperature as well as density. It is around 10-5 m for a fusion plasma
Vacuum and plasma solution