Physical Requirements for fusion – overcoming the Coulomb Barrier
center of the Sun has T~15 X 106K, r ~100
In an ablation-driven capsule implosion with a shock
velocity of 300 km s-1, a hot
spot with an areal mass of
>0.1 g cm-2and a temperature of several keV can ignite
(alpha particle energy deposition exceeds
losses).Taken from Lindl, Physics of Plasmas, 2, 3933, 1995.