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See detailHigher order noise-shaping filters for high-performance micromachined accelerometers
Dong, Yufeng; Kraft, Michaël ULg; Redman-White, William

in IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (2007), 56(5), 1666-1674

Micromachined inertial sensors that have been incorporated in sigma-delta force-feedback loops have been proven to improve linearity, dynamic range, and bandwidth, and also provide a direct digital output ... [more ▼]

Micromachined inertial sensors that have been incorporated in sigma-delta force-feedback loops have been proven to improve linearity, dynamic range, and bandwidth, and also provide a direct digital output. Previous work mainly focused on using the sensing element only to form a second-order single-loop sigma-delta modulator (SigmaDeltaM); however, the advantages of higher order single-loop electromechanical SigmaDeltaM have not been fully explored. High-performance inertial sensors require higher signal-to-quantization noise ratio (SQNR). This paper presents topologies for higher order single-loop electromechanical SigmaDeltaM with optimal stable coefficients that lead to a better SQNR. The topologies have good immunity to fabrication tolerances, which was verified by Monte Carlo analysis. The topologies are applicable not only to accelerometers but also to other inertial sensors such as gyroscopes. [less ▲]

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See detailEstimation of heritability and genetic correlations for the major fatty acids in bovine milk
Soyeurt, Hélène ULg; Gillon, Alain ULg; Vanderick, Sylvie ULg et al

in Journal of Dairy Science (2007), 90(9), 4435-4442

The current cattle selection program for dairy cattle in the Walloon region of Belgium does not consider the relative content of the different fatty acids (FA) in milk. However, interest by the local ... [more ▼]

The current cattle selection program for dairy cattle in the Walloon region of Belgium does not consider the relative content of the different fatty acids (FA) in milk. However, interest by the local dairy industry in differentiated milk products is increasing. Therefore, farmers may be interested in selecting their animals based on the fat composition. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of genetic selection to improve the nutritional quality of bovine milk fat. The heritabilities and correlations among milk yield, fat, protein, and major FA contents in milk were estimated. Heritabilities for FA in milk and fat ranged from 5 to 38%. The genetic correlations estimated among FA reflected the common origin of several groups of FA. Given these results, an index including FA contents with the similar metabolic process of production in the mammary gland could be used, for example, to increase the monounsaturated and conjugated fatty acids in milk. Moreover, the genetic correlations between the percentage of fat and the content of C14:0, C12:0, C16:0, and C18:0 in fat were −0.06, 0.55, 0.60, and 0.84, respectively. This result demonstrates that an increase in fat content is not directly correlated with undesirable changes in FA profile in milk for human health. Based on the obtained genetic parameters, a future selection program to improve the FA composition of milk fat could be initiated. [less ▲]

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See detailPotential Physical And Chemical Barriers To Infection By The Burrowing Nematode Radopholus Similis In Roots Of Susceptible And Resistant Banana (Musa Spp.)
Wuyts, Nathalie; Lognay, Georges ULg; Verscheure, Marjolaine et al

in Plant Pathology (2007), 56(5), 878-890

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See detailReeducacion del Hombro
Forthomme, Bénédicte ULg

Book published by Editorial Paidotribo (2007)

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See detailCrystal structure of trisodium iron diphosphate, Na2.88Fe(PO4)(2), a synthetic phosphate with hannayite-type heteropolyhedral chains
Hatert, Frédéric ULg

in Zeitschrift für Kristallographie. New Crystal Structures (2007), 222(1), 6-8

FeNa2.88O8P2, triclinic, P (1) over bar (no. 2), a 5.3141(6) b = 8.5853(9) angstrom, c = 8.7859(8) angstrom, alpha = 114.429(9)degrees, beta = 92.327(9)degrees, gamma = 106.08(1)degrees, V = 345.1 ... [more ▼]

FeNa2.88O8P2, triclinic, P (1) over bar (no. 2), a 5.3141(6) b = 8.5853(9) angstrom, c = 8.7859(8) angstrom, alpha = 114.429(9)degrees, beta = 92.327(9)degrees, gamma = 106.08(1)degrees, V = 345.1 angstrom(3),Z = 2, Rgt(F) = 0.028, wR(ref)(F-2) = 0.087, T = 293 K. [less ▲]

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See detailApprendre et enseigner : du simple au complexe et vice versa
Crahay, Marcel ULg

in Dupriez, Vincent; Chapelle, G. (Eds.) Enseigner (2007)

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See detailL'image du mois. SAM apres reparation de la valvule mitrale.
Radermecker, Marc ULg; Warzee, F.; Kerzmann, Arnaud ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2007), 62(2), 65

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See detailVozobnovlenie arkeologicheskikh rabot na monogosloïnoï stoyanke Kulbulak
Deravianko, A.P.; Kolobova, K.A.; Flas, Damien ULg et al

in Problems of archaeology, ethnography and anthropology of Siberia and bordering territories: material of the 15th annual session of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, SBRAS. (2007)

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See detailHistodynamics of bone tissue formation around immediately loaded cylindrical implants in the rabbit.
Vandamme, Katleen; Naert, Ignace; Geris, Liesbet ULg et al

in Clinical Oral Implants Research (2007), 18(4), 471-80

OBJECTIVES: The local mechanical environment influences early peri-implant tissue formation. It is still unclear whether immediate loading limits or promotes peri-implant osteogenesis and which mechanical ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVES: The local mechanical environment influences early peri-implant tissue formation. It is still unclear whether immediate loading limits or promotes peri-implant osteogenesis and which mechanical parameters are important herein. The present study evaluated the influence of well-controlled mechanical stimuli on the tissue response around immediately loaded cylindrical turned titanium implants at two different observation periods. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A repeated sampling bone chamber, consisting of dual-structure perforated hollow cylinders with a cylindrical implant, was installed in the tibia of 14 rabbits and used to conduct three displacement-controlled immediate loading experiments: (i) 30 microm - 400 cycles/day - 1 Hz frequency - 2 x/week - 6 weeks; (ii) 30 microm - 400 cycles/day - 1 Hz - 2 x/week - 6 weeks, followed by another 6 weeks with a 50 microm - 800 cycles/day - 1 Hz - 2 x/week loading protocol; and (iii) 0 microm implant displacement for 12 weeks. A linear mixed model and logistic mixed model with alpha=5% were conducted on the data set. RESULTS: The tissue area fraction was significantly the highest after 12 weeks of loading. The bone area fraction was significantly different between all three loading conditions, with the highest values for the 12-week loading experiment. Twelve-week stimulation resulted in a significantly higher mineralized bone fraction than 6 weeks. Loading did have a significantly positive effect on the mineralized bone fraction. The incidence of osteoid-to-implant and bone-to-implant contact increased significantly when loading the implant for 12 weeks. CONCLUSION: Immediate loading had a positive effect on the tissue differentiation and bone formation around cylindrical turned titanium implants. Controlled implant micro-motion up to 50 microm had a positive effect on the bone formation at its interface. [less ▲]

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See detailCarbon dioxide dynamics in the tropical Ebrié lagoon (Ivory Coast)
Koné, Y. J. M.; Delille, Bruno ULg; Borges, Alberto ULg

Poster (2007)

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See detailLes ivoires liégeois
Van den Bossche, Benoît ULg

in Van den Bossche, Benoît (Ed.) L’Art mosan: Liège et son pays à l’époque romane (du XIe au XIIIe siècle) (2007)

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See detailLe lambeau antébrachial radial ou lambeau "chinois"
CARLIER, Alain ULg

in Couverture des pertes de substance cutanée de la main et des doigts (2007)

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See detailDe remarquables bas-reliefs [mosans]
Van den Bossche, Benoît ULg

in Van den Bossche, Benoît (Ed.) L’Art mosan: Liège et son pays à l’époque romane (du XIe au XIIIe siècle) (2007)

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See detailFeline herpesvirus
Gaskell, Rosalind; Dawson, Susan; Radford, Alan et al

in Veterinary Research (2007), 38(2, FEB-MAR), 337-354

Feline herpesvirus (FHV-1; felid herpesvirus 1 (FeHV-1)) is an alphaherpesvirus of cats closely related to canine herpesvirus-1 and phocine herpesvirus-1. There is only one serotype of the virus and it is ... [more ▼]

Feline herpesvirus (FHV-1; felid herpesvirus 1 (FeHV-1)) is an alphaherpesvirus of cats closely related to canine herpesvirus-1 and phocine herpesvirus-1. There is only one serotype of the virus and it is relatively homogenous genetically. FeHV-1 is an important cause of acute upper respiratory tract and ocular disease in cats. In addition, its role in more chronic ocular disease and skin lesions is increasingly being recognised. Epidemiologically, FeHV-1 behaves as a typical alphaherpesvirus whereby clinically recovered cats become latently infected carriers which undergo periodic episodes of virus reactivation, particularly after a stress. The primary site of latency is the trigeminal ganglion. Conventional inactivated and modified-live vaccines are available and protect reasonably well against disease but not infection, although viral shedding may be reduced. Genetically engineered vaccines have also been developed, both for FeHV-1 and as vector vaccines for other pathogens, but none is as yet marketed. [less ▲]

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See detailBehavior of bulk high-temperature superconductors of finite thickness subjected to crossed magnetic fields: Experiment and model
Vanderbemden, Philippe ULg; Hong, Z.; Coombs, T. A. et al

in Physical Review. B (2007), 75(17), 174515

Crossed-magnetic-field effects on bulk high-temperature superconductors have been studied both experimentally and numerically. The sample geometry investigated involves finite-size effects along both ... [more ▼]

Crossed-magnetic-field effects on bulk high-temperature superconductors have been studied both experimentally and numerically. The sample geometry investigated involves finite-size effects along both (crossed-)magnetic-field directions. The experiments were carried out on bulk melt-processed Y-Ba-Cu-O single domains that had been premagnetized with the applied field parallel to their shortest direction (i.e., the c axis) and then subjected to several cycles of the application of a transverse magnetic field parallel to the sample ab plane. The magnetic properties were measured using orthogonal pickup coils, a Hall probe placed against the sample surface, and magneto-optical imaging. We show that all principal features of the experimental data can be reproduced qualitatively using a two-dimensional finite-element numerical model based on an E-J power law and in which the current density flows perpendicularly to the plane within which the two components of magnetic field are varied. The results of this study suggest that the suppression of the magnetic moment under the action of a transverse field can be predicted successfully by ignoring the existence of flux-free configurations or flux-cutting effects. These investigations show that the observed decay in magnetization results from the intricate modification of current distribution within the sample cross section. The current amplitude is altered significantly only if a field-dependent critical current density Jc(B) is assumed. Our model is shown to be quite appropriate to describe the cross-flow effects in bulk superconductors. It is also shown that this model does not predict any saturation of the magnetic induction, even after a large number (~ 100) of transverse field cycles. These features are shown to be consistent with the experimental data. (C) The American Physical Society. [less ▲]

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