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See detailShoulder function after latissimus dorsi transfer in breast reconstruction
Forthomme, Bénédicte ULg; Heymans, Olivier; Jacquemin, Denise ULg et al

in Clinical Physiology & Functional Imaging (2010), 30(6), 406-412

Background ⁄ Aims: Latissimus dorsi (LD) transfer in the case of breast reconstruction remains frequently used because this muscle provides a good size source of tissue in reconstructive surgery. Given ... [more ▼]

Background ⁄ Aims: Latissimus dorsi (LD) transfer in the case of breast reconstruction remains frequently used because this muscle provides a good size source of tissue in reconstructive surgery. Given that, the consequences of the LD removal on shoulder function and the actual loss of maximal strength developed must be investigated. Methods: Twenty women (50 ± 7Æ5 years old) were evaluated before surgery, 3 and 6 months after an unilateral transfer of a pedicle flap of LD muscle used for breast reconstruction. Women performed a bilateral shoulder isokinetic assessment [for the internal rotators (IRs) and external rotators and for the abductor and adductor (ADD) muscles] allowing the establishment of bilateral muscular deficit status and the study of agonist ⁄ antagonist muscle ratios. The algofunctional and clinical status of the shoulders was analysed by the means of Constant score and specific shoulder clinical tests. The women did not perform any specific strengthening of muscle shoulder after surgery. Results: The isokinetic assessment showed a muscle weakness 3 and 6 months after LD transfer, mainly on the ADDs (33 ± 9% at 6 months) and on the IRs (16 ± 11% at 6 months). The Constant score significantly decreased after surgery on the operated shoulder. Women with a Constant score impairment showed pain during specific shoulder clinical tests. We also found a correlation between Constant score impairment and internal rotators weakness or rotator muscle imbalance. Conclusion: Given those results, we could advocate a specific shoulder strengthening after LD transfer, focused mainly on the IRs and ADDs. [less ▲]

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See detailCombined Mossbauer Spectral and Density Functional Theory Determination of the Magnetic Easy-Axis in Two High-Spin Iron(II) 2-Pyrazinecarboxylate Complexes
Long, G. J.; Tanase, S.; Remacle, Françoise ULg et al

in Inorganic Chemistry (2009), 48(17), 8173-8179

A combination of density functional theory (DFT) calculations and Mossbauer spectroscopy has been used to determine that the magnetic easy-axis is coincident with its crystallographic c-axis in [Fe(pca)(2 ... [more ▼]

A combination of density functional theory (DFT) calculations and Mossbauer spectroscopy has been used to determine that the magnetic easy-axis is coincident with its crystallographic c-axis in [Fe(pca)(2)(py)(2)]center dot py, where pac is the 2-pyrazinecarboxylate ligand. This easy-axis bisects the approximately axial O-Fe-O coordination axes of molecules adjacent to each other along the b-axis. In {[Fe(pca)(2)(H2O)]center dot H2O}(n) the easy magnetic axis is not coincident with any of its crystallographic axes nor with the Fe-O(water) coordination axis, but is coincident with one of the Fe center dot center dot center dot Fe axes in the crystal structure. The DFT calculations, which use the B3LYP functional and the 6-311 + +G(d,p) basis set, yield s-electron probability densities and electric field gradient tensors for the iron(II) ion that are in excellent agreement with the observed iron-57 Mossbauer spectral isomer shifts and quadrupole interactions. The gas phase results are very similar for calculations based either on the X-ray structures of the two complexes or on their optimized structures; the optimized structures indicate that the iron to ligand bond distances increase in the absence of any solid-state lattice interactions. The results of a normal coordinate vibrational mode analysis of the two optimized structures are compared with the observed infrared spectra. [less ▲]

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See detailWeak ferromagnetism in Fe1-xCoxSb2
Hu, Rongwei; Hermann, Raphaël ULg; Grandjean, François-Xavier ULg et al

in Physical Review b (2007), 76(22),

Weak ferromagnetism in Fe1-xCoxSb2 is studied by magnetization and Mossbauer measurements. A small spontaneous magnetic moment of the order of similar to 10(-3)mu(B) appears along the b axis for 0.2 <= x ... [more ▼]

Weak ferromagnetism in Fe1-xCoxSb2 is studied by magnetization and Mossbauer measurements. A small spontaneous magnetic moment of the order of similar to 10(-3)mu(B) appears along the b axis for 0.2 <= x <= 0.4. Based on a structural analysis, we argue against extrinsic sources of weak ferromagnetism. We discuss our results in the framework of the nearly magnetic electronic structure of the parent compound FeSb2. [less ▲]

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See detailAntimony vibrations in skutterudites probed by Sb-121 nuclear inelastic scattering
Wille, H *-C; Hermann, Raphaël ULg; Sergueev, I. et al

in Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (2007), 76(14),

The specific lattice dynamic properties of antimony in the unfilled CoSb3 and filled EuFe4Sb12 skutterudites have been determined by nuclear inelastic scattering at the Sb-121 nuclear resonance energy of ... [more ▼]

The specific lattice dynamic properties of antimony in the unfilled CoSb3 and filled EuFe4Sb12 skutterudites have been determined by nuclear inelastic scattering at the Sb-121 nuclear resonance energy of 37.1298(2) keV with a 4.5 meV high-resolution backscattering sapphire monochromator. The Sb partial vibrational density of states (DOS) shows a maximum centered at 17 and 16 meV in CoSb3 and EuFe4Sb12, respectively. The difference between the Sb DOSs of CoSb3 and EuFe4Sb12 reveals that upon filling there is a transfer of 10% of the vibrational states toward lower energy. Further, a likely indication of the coupling between the guest and the host lattice in rattler systems is observed, a coupling that is required to reduce the lattice thermal conductivity. [less ▲]

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See detailThe nonlinear optical, magnetic, and Mossbauer spectral properties of some iron(III) doped silica xerogels
Rebbouh, L.; Rosso, Vanessa ULg; Renotte, Yvon ULg et al

in Journal of Materials Science (2006), 41(10), 2839-2849

Iron(III) species dispersed in silica have been synthesized with a sol-gel process. The iron(III) was introduced as the acetylacetonate complex into a solution of tetraethoxysilane to yield, after ... [more ▼]

Iron(III) species dispersed in silica have been synthesized with a sol-gel process. The iron(III) was introduced as the acetylacetonate complex into a solution of tetraethoxysilane to yield, after evaporative drying, pellets or monoliths. Two gels were dried very slowly over a period of five months in order to prepare a defect free monolith useful for nonlinear optical studies. Z-scan experimental studies on the resulting, transparent, monolithic, doped solid revealed an optical Kerr effect, a third order nonlinear optical phenomenon showing a linear dependence of the refractive index on the irradiance with a nonlinear refractive index, n(2), of -1.95 x 10(-11) cm(2)/W. Magnetic susceptibility studies between 4.2 and 295 K revealed paramagnetic behavior with a Curie constant of 4.433 (emu/mol)K and a Weiss temperature of -7.1 K. Magnetization studies at 5 K and at applied fields of up to 4 T and Mossbauer spectral studies between 4.2 and 295 K revealed a 50:50 mixture of paramagnetic species and nanoparticles with an average particle radius of 1.3 +/- 0.2 nm. A blocking temperature of 70 K and a magnetic anisotropy energy of 2.4 x 10(5) J/m(3) stop are derived from the Mossbauer spectra. (c) 2006 Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. [less ▲]

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See detailConséquences de la chirurgie de transposition du muscle grand dorsal
Forthomme, Bénédicte ULg; Heymans, Olivier; Grandjean, François-Xavier ULg et al

in Abstract book de la 5ème Journée Belge d’Isocinétisme du GIBL (2005, December)

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See detailA magnetic and Mossbauer spectral study of TbFe11Ti and TbFe11TiH
Piquer, C.; Hermann, Raphaël ULg; Grandjean, François-Xavier ULg et al

in Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter : An Institute of Physics Journal (2003), 15(43), 7395-7409

Magnetic and iron-57 Mossbauer spectral measurements between 4.2 and 640 K have been carried out on TbFe11Ti and TbFe11TiH. The insertion of hydrogen into TbFe11Ti form TbFe11TiH increases its ordering ... [more ▼]

Magnetic and iron-57 Mossbauer spectral measurements between 4.2 and 640 K have been carried out on TbFe11Ti and TbFe11TiH. The insertion of hydrogen into TbFe11Ti form TbFe11TiH increases its ordering temperature, magnetization, magnetic hyperfine fields, and isomer shifts as a result of lattice expansion. Further, the insertion of hydrogen reinforces the basal magnetic anisotropy of the terbium sublattice and, as is shown by ac susceptibility measurements and thermomagnetic analysis, the spin reorientation observed in TbFe11Ti at 338 K disappears in TbFe11TiH. The Mossbauer spectra have been analysed with a model that considers both the easy magnetization direction and the distribution of titanium atoms in the near-neighbour environment of the three crystallographically distinct iron sites. The assignment and the temperature dependencies of the hyperfine fields and isomer shifts are in complete agreement with a Wigner-Seitz cell analysis of the three iron sites in RFe11Ti and RFe11TiH, where R is a rare-earth element. A complete analysis of the quadrupole interactions in both magnetic phases and in the paramagnetic phase of TbFe11Ti supports the Mossbauer spectral analysis, and indicates that in the basal magnetic phase the iron magnetic moments are oriented along the equivalent [100] and [010] directions of the unit cell. [less ▲]

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