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See detailHistory effect of light and temperature on monoterpenoid emissions from Fagus sylvatica L.
Demarcke, M.; Schoon, N.; Van Langenhove, H. et al

in Atmospheric Environment (2010), 44(27), 3261-3268

Monoterpenoid emissions from Fagus sylvatica L trees have been measured at light- and temperature-controlled conditions in a growth chamber, using Proton Transfer Reaction Mass Spectrometry (PTR-MS) and ... [more ▼]

Monoterpenoid emissions from Fagus sylvatica L trees have been measured at light- and temperature-controlled conditions in a growth chamber, using Proton Transfer Reaction Mass Spectrometry (PTR-MS) and the dynamic branch enclosure technique. De novo synthesized monoterpenoid Standard Emission Factors, obtained by applying the G97 algorithm (Guenther, 1997), varied between 2 and 32 mu g g(-1)DW h(-1) and showed a strong decline in late August and September, probably due to senescence. The response of monoterpenoid emissions to temperature variations at a constant daily light pattern could be well reproduced with a modified version of the MEGAN algorithm (Guenther et al., 2006), with a typical dependence on the average temperature over the past five days. The diurnal emissions at constant temperature showed a typical hysteretic behaviour, which could also be adequately described with the modified MEGAN algorithm by taking into account a dependence on the average light levels experienced by the trees during the past 10-13 h. The impact of the past light and temperature conditions on the monoterpenoid emissions from E sylvatica L was found to be much stronger than assumed in previous algorithms. Since our experiments were conducted under low light intensity, future studies should aim at confirming and completing the proposed algorithm updates in sunny conditions and natural environments. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailMicrotomographic investigation of a yeast grain porous structure
Debaste, Frédéric; Léonard, Angélique ULg; Halloin, Véronique et al

in Journal of Food Engineering (2010), 97

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See detailThe IMA-CNMNC dominant-constituent rule revisited and extended
Hatert, Frédéric ULg; Burke, Ernst

in Elements (2010), 6

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See detailMarker imputation with low-density marker panels in Dutch Holstein cattle.
Zhang, Zhiyan; Druet, Tom ULg

in Journal of Dairy Science (2010), 93(11), 5487-94

The availability of high-density bovine genotyping arrays made implementation of genomic selection possible in dairy cattle. Development of low-density single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) panels will ... [more ▼]

The availability of high-density bovine genotyping arrays made implementation of genomic selection possible in dairy cattle. Development of low-density single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) panels will allow the extension of genomic selection to a larger portion of the population. Prediction of ungenotyped markers, called imputation, is a strategy that allows using the same low-density chips for all traits (and for different breeds). In the present study, we evaluated the accuracy of imputation with low-density genotyping arrays in the Dutch Holstein population. Five different sizes of genotyping arrays were tested, from 384 to 6,000 SNP. According to marker density, the overall allelic imputation error rate obtained with the program DAGPHASE, which relies on linkage disequilibrium and linkage, ranged from 11.7 to 2.0%, and that obtained with the program CHROMIBD, which relies on linkage and the set of all genotyped ancestors, ranged from 10.7 to 3.3%. However, imputation efficiency was influenced by the relationship between low-density and high-density genotyped animals. Animals with both parents genotyped had particularly low imputation error rates: <1% with 1,500 SNP or more. In summary, missing marker alleles can be predicted with 3 to 4% errors with approximately 1 SNP/Mb (approximately 3,000 markers). The CHROMIBD program proved more efficient than DAGPHASE only at lower marker densities or when several genotyped ancestors were available. Future studies are required to measure the effect of these imputation error rates on accuracy of genomic selection with low-density SNP panels. [less ▲]

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See detailCathodic electrografting of acrylics: From fundamentals to functional coatings
Gabriel, Sabine ULg; Jérôme, Robert ULg; Jérôme, Christine ULg

in Progress in Polymer Science (2010), 35

Promoting permanent adhesion between so dissimilar materials as polymers and metals is a very challenging target and a severe brake to the implementation of many potential applications. However, synthetic ... [more ▼]

Promoting permanent adhesion between so dissimilar materials as polymers and metals is a very challenging target and a severe brake to the implementation of many potential applications. However, synthetic polymers can now be chemisorbed onto a variety of conducting surfaces by cathodic electrografting of acrylic monomers. The first part of this review will focus on the fundamental aspects of this emerging technology, thus from the historical discovery to experimental and theoretical developments, with the purpose to better comprehend the electrografting phenomenon. Once firmly established, this concept has been exploited in order to make polymeric coatings with specific functionality chemisorbed onto more diversified substrates in more convenient liquid media. This remarkable progress that largely relies on advanced controlled polymerization processes will be the topic of the second part of the review, with a special emphasis on the more recent development of smart coatings, particularly stimuli responsive coatings very well-suited to nanotechnologies. [less ▲]

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See detailLeadership et genre : regard croisé de la gestion et de la psychanalyse
Cornet, Annie ULg; Cadalen, Sophie

in Gazette Cournot (La) (2010), 47

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See detailEl doble juego de una vida y de una obra. Jorge Semprun y la literatura comprometida
Denis, Benoît ULg

in Pla, Xavier (Ed.) Jorge Semprun o les espirales de la memoria (2010)

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See detailTraumatic Abdominal Wall Hernia : Case Report and Review of the Literature
Henrotay, J.; Honore, Charles ULg; Meurisse, Michel ULg

in Acta Chirurgica Belgica (2010), 110

Traumatic abdominal wall hernia (TAWH) is a rare type of hernia that occurs after an impact of the abdominal wall against a blunt object. The first case described was reported in 1906 and ever since, 46 ... [more ▼]

Traumatic abdominal wall hernia (TAWH) is a rare type of hernia that occurs after an impact of the abdominal wall against a blunt object. The first case described was reported in 1906 and ever since, 46 cases have been reported. CT scan is mandatory in the diagnosis of TAWH but also because of a frequent association with significant intra-abdominal injuries. We report here the case of a 61-year-old man with a TAWH developed after impact against a bicycle handlebar. Hemodynamically stable and without associated injuries, the patient was monitored for 24 hours before hospital discharge. A successful elective hernia repair with a prosthetic mesh was performed 6 weeks later once cicatrisation was achieved. [less ▲]

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See detailShielding efficiency and E(J) characteristics measured on large melt cast Bi-2212 hollow cylinders in axial magnetic fields
Fagnard, Jean-François ULg; Elschner, Steffen; Bock, Joachim et al

in Superconductor Science and Technology (2010), 23

We show that tubes of melt cast Bi-2212 used as current leads for LTS magnets can also act as efficient magnetic shields. The magnetic screening properties under an axial DC magnetic field are ... [more ▼]

We show that tubes of melt cast Bi-2212 used as current leads for LTS magnets can also act as efficient magnetic shields. The magnetic screening properties under an axial DC magnetic field are characterized at several temperatures below the liquid nitrogen temperature (77 K). Two main shielding properties are studied and compared with those of Bi-2223, a material that has been considered in the past for bulk magnetic shields. The first property is related to the maximum magnetic flux density that can be screened, Blim; it is defined as the applied magnetic flux density below which the field attenuation measured at the centre of the shield exceeds 1000. For a cylinder of Bi-2212 with a wall thickness of 5 mm and a large ratio of length over radius, Blim is evaluated to 1 T at T = 10 K. This value largely exceeds the Blim value measured at the same temperature on similar tubes of Bi-2223. The second shielding property that is characterized is the dependence of Blim with respect to variations of the sweep rate of the applied field, dBapp/dt. This dependence is interpreted in terms of the power law E = Ec(J/Jc)^n and allows us to determine the exponent n of this E(J) characteristics for Bi-2212. The characterization of the magnetic field relaxation involves very small values of the electric field. This gives us the opportunity to experimentally determine the E(J) law in an unexplored region of small electric fields. Combining these results with transport and AC shielding measurements, we construct a piecewise E(J) law that spans over 8 orders of magnitude of the electric field. [less ▲]

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See detailSelf-heating of bulk high temperature superconductors of finite height subjected to a large alternating magnetic field
Laurent, Philippe; Fagnard, Jean-François ULg; Hari Babu, N. et al

in Superconductor Science and Technology (2010), 23

In this work we study, both experimentally and numerically, the self-heating of a bulk, large YBCO pellet of aspect ratio (thickness / diameter) ~ 0.4 subjected to a large AC magnetic field. To ensure ... [more ▼]

In this work we study, both experimentally and numerically, the self-heating of a bulk, large YBCO pellet of aspect ratio (thickness / diameter) ~ 0.4 subjected to a large AC magnetic field. To ensure accurate temperature measurements, the sample was placed in an experimental vacuum chamber to achieve a small and reproducible heat transfer coefficient between the superconductor and the cryogenic fluid. The temperature was measured at several locations on the sample surface during the self-heating process. The experimentally determined temperature gradients are found to be very small in this arrangement (< 0.2 K across the radius of the superconductor). The time-dependence of the average temperature T(t) is found to agree well with a theoretical prediction based on the one-dimensional (1-D) Bean model, assuming a uniform temperature in the sample. A 2-D magneto-thermal model was also used to determine the space and time-dependent temperature distribution T(r, z, t) during the application of the AC field. The losses in the bulk pellet were determined using an algorithm based on the numerical method of Brandt, which was combined with a heat diffusion algorithm implemented using a finite-difference method. The model is shown to be able to reproduce the main trends of the observed temperature evolution of the bulk sample during a self-heating process. Finally, the 2-D model is used to study the effect of a non-uniform distribution of critical current density Jc(r, z) on the losses within the bulk superconductor. [less ▲]

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See detailComics, Trauma, and Cultural Memory(ies) of 9/11
Dony, Christophe ULg; Van Linthout, Caroline ULg

in Goggin, Joyce; Hassler-Forest, Dan (Eds.) The Rise and Reason of Comics and Graphic Literature: Critical Essays on the Form (2010)

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See detailNumerical simulation of two-dimensional and three-dimensional axisymmetric advection-diffusion systems with complex geometries using finite-volume methods
Ashbourn, J. M. A.; Geris, Liesbet ULg; Gerisch, A. et al

in Proceedings : Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences (2010), 466(2118), 1621-1643

A finite-volume method has been developed that can deal accurately with complicated, curved boundaries for both two-dimensional and three-dimensional axisymmetric advection-diffusion systems. The ... [more ▼]

A finite-volume method has been developed that can deal accurately with complicated, curved boundaries for both two-dimensional and three-dimensional axisymmetric advection-diffusion systems. The motivation behind this is threefold. Firstly, the ability to model the correct geometry of a situation yields more accurate results. Secondly, smooth geometries eliminate corner singularities in the calculation of, for example, mechanical variables and thirdly, different geometries can be tested for experimental applications. An example illustrating each of these is given: fluid carrying a dye and rotating in an annulus, bone fracture healing in mice, and using vessels of different geometry in an ultracentrifuge. [less ▲]

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See detailAspects scéniques de l'ancienne farce française (1450-1550)
Werner, Anne-Catherine ULg

Master's dissertation (2010)

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See detailImputation of genotypes from different single nucleotide polymorphism panels in dairy cattle.
Druet, Tom ULg; Schrooten, C.; de Roos, A. P. W.

in Journal of Dairy Science (2010), 93(11), 5443-54

Imputation of missing genotypes is important to join data from animals genotyped on different single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) panels. Because of the evolution of available technologies, economical ... [more ▼]

Imputation of missing genotypes is important to join data from animals genotyped on different single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) panels. Because of the evolution of available technologies, economical reasons, or coexistence of several products from competing organizations, animals might be genotyped for different SNP chips. Combined analysis of all the data increases accuracy of genomic selection or fine-mapping precision. In the present study, real data from 4,738 Dutch Holstein animals genotyped with custom-made 60K Illumina panels (Illumina, San Diego, CA) were used to mimic imputation of genotypes between 2 SNP panels of approximately 27,500 markers each and with 9,265 SNP markers in common. Imputation efficiency increased with number of reference animals (genotyped for both chips), when animals genotyped on a single chip were included in the training data, with regional higher marker densities, with greater distance to chromosome ends, and with a closer relationship between imputed and reference animals. With 0 to 2,000 animals genotyped for both chips, the mean imputation error rate ranged from 2.774 to 0.415% and accuracy ranged from 0.81 to 0.96. Then, imputation was applied in the Dutch Holstein population to predict alleles from markers of the Illumina Bovine SNP50 chip with markers from a custom-made 60K Illumina panel. A cross-validation study performed on 102 bulls indicated that the mean error rate per bull was approximately equal to 1.0%. This study showed the feasibility to impute markers in dairy cattle with the current marker panels and with error rates below 1%. [less ▲]

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See detailreview of Luke Sunderland, Old French Narrative Cycles. Heroism between Ethics and Morality
Morato, Nicola ULg

in Medioevo Romanzo (2010), 34(2), 440-442

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See detailLe Pavé de Charlemagne (Via Mansuerisca?)
Nekrassoff, Serge ULg; Streel, Maurice ULg

in Malmedy Art et Histoire (2010)

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