Jacques Delettrez

Senior Scientist
E-mail Jacques Delettrez

As a member of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics since 1974, Jacques Delettrez has been in charge of the 1-D code LILAC, modeled fast-electron transport in LILAC (diffusion and straight-line models) and DRACO (straight-line model). Jacques was co-Principal Investigator in thermal electron transport experiments and has supported many experiments with simulations, both in house and with Roberto Mancini of the University of Nevada, Reno. He spent a year leave-of-absence at the Ecole Polytechnique and the CEA in France in 1993 working on a particle-in-cell (PIC) code, and worked with Jean-Pierre Matte of the INRS near Montreal on modeling with his Fokker–Planck code the conditions in the corona and the thermal transport in order to better define the flux limiter. Jacques also supported Atsushi Sunahara from Japan who introduced a Fokker–Planck model into LILAC; this resulted in a paper on the time-varying properties of the flux limiter. Jacques is now a part-time retiree who is working on the fast-electron transport in DRACO.