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See detailTransition probabilities in Te II and Te III
Zhang, W; Palmeri, P; Quinet, Pascal ULg et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2013), 551

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See detailThe COSPIX mission: focusing on the energetic and obscured Universe
Ferrando, P.; Goldwurm, A.; Laurent, P. et al

in Rieger, F.; van Eldik, C. (Eds.) 25th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics (2011, April 01)

Tracing the formation and evolution of all supermassive black holes, including the obscured ones, understanding how black holes influence their surroundings and how matter behaves under extreme conditions ... [more ▼]

Tracing the formation and evolution of all supermassive black holes, including the obscured ones, understanding how black holes influence their surroundings and how matter behaves under extreme conditions, are recognized as key science objectives to be addressed by the next generation of instruments. These are the main goals of the COSPIX proposal, made to ESA in December 2010 in the context of its call for selection of the M3 mission. In addition, COSPIX, will also provide key measurements on the non thermal Universe, particularly in relation to the question of the acceleration of particles, as well as on many other fundamental questions as for example the energetic particle content of clusters of galaxies. COSPIX is proposed as an observatory operating from 0.3 to more than 100 keV. The payload features a single long focal length focusing telescope offering an effective area close to ten times larger than any scheduled focusing mission at 30 keV, an angular resolution better than 20 arcseconds in hard X-rays, and polarimetric capabilities within the same focal plane instrumentation. In this paper, we describe the science objectives of the mission, its baseline design, and its performances, as proposed to ESA. [less ▲]

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See detailRadiative lifetime measurements and calculations of odd-parity highly excited levels in Ba I
Zhang, W; Palmeri, P; Quinet, Pascal ULg et al

in Physical Review. A (2010), 82

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See detailLifetime measurements of odd-parity high excitation levels of Sn I by time-resolved laser spectroscopy
Zhang, W; Feng, Y; Xu, J et al

in Journal of Physics : B Atomic Molecular & Optical Physics (2010), 43

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See detailAnti-inflammatory effects of formoterol and ipratropium bromide against acute cadmium-induced pulmonary inflammation in rats.
Zhang, W.; Fievez, Laurence ULg; Cheu, Esteban ULg et al

in European Journal of Pharmacology (2010), 628(1-3), 171-178

In this study, the anti-inflammatory properties of formoterol and ipratropium bromide, alone or in combination, were investigated in a rat model of acute pulmonary inflammation induced by cadmium ... [more ▼]

In this study, the anti-inflammatory properties of formoterol and ipratropium bromide, alone or in combination, were investigated in a rat model of acute pulmonary inflammation induced by cadmium inhalation. Airway resistance and inflammatory responses, including matrix metalloproteinease-2 (MMP-2) and matrix metalloproteinease-9 (MMP-9) activities, were evaluated. Compared to values obtained in rats exposed to cadmium, pretreatment by bronchodilators administered alone significantly prevented the cadmium-induced increase of airway resistance. Formoterol elicited a significant decrease in total cell number, neutrophil and macrophage counts in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, whereas ipratropium bromide reduced neutrophil numbers. The two compounds administered alone significantly attenuated the lung lesions associated with parenchyma inflammatory cell influx and congestion observed in the cadmium group. The increased MMP-9 activity was significantly attenuated. Although only formoterol induced a decrease protein concentration in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, both compounds inhibited the pulmonary edema by reducing wet-to-dry weight ratio which returned to values similar to those recorded in the sham group. All the effects of formoterol on the cadmium-induced inflammatory responses were reversed by propranolol. Similar anti-inflammatory effects were obtained in rats pretreated with ilomastat which showed a significant reduction on inflammatory cell infiltration and MMP-9 activity in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. Neither synergistic nor additive effects were obtained when the two bronchodilators were administered in combination. In conclusion, formoterol and ipratropium bromide partially protect the lungs against the inflammation by reducing neutrophilic infiltration. This protective effect is associated with reduced MMP-9 activity known to play an important pro-inflammatory role in acute inflammatory process. [less ▲]

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See detailRadiative lifetimes along even-parity J = 1, 2 Rydberg series of neutral tin
Zhang, W.; You, S.; Sun, C. et al

in European Physical Journal D -- Atoms, Molecules, Clusters & Optical Physics (2009), 55

Using the time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) technique in a tin atomic beam, 40 natural radiative lifetimes have been measured for the even-parity J = 1 5pnp (n = 10–13, 15–19) and J = 2 5pnp ... [more ▼]

Using the time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) technique in a tin atomic beam, 40 natural radiative lifetimes have been measured for the even-parity J = 1 5pnp (n = 10–13, 15–19) and J = 2 5pnp (n = 10–13, 15–19, 27, 31, 32), 5pnf (n = 4, 5, 9–19, 22, 23) levels along the Rydberg series and for all the 5p8p perturbing levels of neutral tin with energies in the range 52263.8 to 59099.9 cm−1. A two-step laser excitation scheme was used in the experiment. A multiconfigurational relativistic Hartree-Fock (HFR) calculation taking core-polarization effects into account has also been performed for the even-parity states for testing the ability of this approach to correctly predict the radiative properties of tin atom. Through an analysis of the energy levels structure by the multichannel quantum defect theory (MQDT), the channel admixture coefficients have been obtained and used to fit the theoretical lifetimes to the experimental ones in order to predict new values for the levels not measured. A generally good overall agreement between experimental and theoretical MQDT and HFR lifetimes has been achieved except for a few levels. [less ▲]

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See detailLand´e factors for even-parity 5pnp and 5pnf J = 1, 2 levels along the Rydberg series of Sn I
Xu, J.; You, S.; Zhang, Y. et al

in Journal of Physics : B Atomic Molecular & Optical Physics (2009), 42

Land´e g-factors have been measured by time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence and Zeeman quantum-beat techniques for the even-parity levels of the J = 1 5pnp (n = 11–13, 15–19) and J = 2 5pnp (n = 11–13 ... [more ▼]

Land´e g-factors have been measured by time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence and Zeeman quantum-beat techniques for the even-parity levels of the J = 1 5pnp (n = 11–13, 15–19) and J = 2 5pnp (n = 11–13, 15–19, 31, 32), 5pnf (n = 4, 5, 9–19, 22, 23) Rydberg series and for all the 5p7p and 5p8p perturbing levels of neutral tin. A two-colour two-step excitation scheme was used in the experiment. The experimental results have been compared with theoretical g-values obtained by the multichannel quantum defect theory and the relativistic Hartree–Fock theory, respectively. In most cases, the theoretical values agree well with the experimental data. [less ▲]

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See detailAnti-inflammatory effects of ipratropium bromide in rats with cadmium-induced acute pulmonary inflammation
Zhang, W.; Fievez, Laurence ULg; Cheu, Esteban ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 12th Annual Meeting of the French Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (2008)

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See detailLifetime and Landé factor measurements of 5p7p levels of Sn I by time-resolved laser spectroscopy
Zhang, Y.; Xu, J.; Zhang, W. et al

in Physical Review. A (2008), 78

Lifetimes for nine levels and Landé gJ factors for eight levels of the 5p7p configuration of neutral tin have been measured by the time-resolved fluorescence method and by the Zeeman quantum beat ... [more ▼]

Lifetimes for nine levels and Landé gJ factors for eight levels of the 5p7p configuration of neutral tin have been measured by the time-resolved fluorescence method and by the Zeeman quantum beat technique, respectively. A two-step laser excitation technique has been used for the measurements. The results obtained are compared with relativistic Hartree-Fock lifetime and gJ values taking core-polarization effects into account. [less ▲]

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See detailRole of beta 2-receptors in the anti-inflammatory effects of formoterol in rats with cadmium-induced acute pulmonary inflammation
Zhang, W.; Fievez, Laurence ULg; Cheu, Esteban ULg et al

in Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology (2008), 227

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See detailEffects of formoterol on repeated cadmium inhalation-induced lung inflammation and emphysema in rats
Zhang, W.; Fievez, Laurence ULg; Cheu, Esteban ULg et al

in Proceedings : Congrès de physiologie, de pharmacologie et de thérapeutique P2T (2007)

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See detailInvestigation of pulmonary expression of heat shock protein HSP70 in mice chronically exposed to cigarette smoke
Cheu, Esteban ULg; Steuve, J.; Fievez, Laurence ULg et al

in Proceedings: Autumn Meeting of the Belgian Society of Fundamental and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology (2007)

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See detailInfluence of different exposure conditions to cigarette smoke on the pulmonary acute inflammatory response in mice
Steuve, J.; Cheu, Esteban ULg; Fievez, Laurence ULg et al

in Proceedings: Autumn Meeting of the Belgian Society of Fundamental and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology (2007)

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See detailRole of beta 2-receptors in the anti-inflammatory effects of formoterol in rats with cadmium-induced acute pulmonary inflammation
Zhang, W.; Zhang, F.; Fievez, Laurence ULg et al

in Proceedings: Autumn Meeting of the Belgian Society of Fundamental and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology (2007)

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