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See detailComparison of Different Ion Mobility Setups using Poly(ethylene oxide) PEO Polymers: Drift Tube, TIMS and T-Wave
Haler, Jean ULiege; Massonnet, Philippe ULiege; Chirot, Fabien et al

in Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (in press)

Over the years, polymer analyses using ion mobility-mass spectrometry (IM-MS) measurements have been performed on different ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) setups. In order to be able to compare ... [more ▼]

Over the years, polymer analyses using ion mobility-mass spectrometry (IM-MS) measurements have been performed on different ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) setups. In order to be able to compare literature data taken on different IM(-MS) instruments, ion heating and ion temperature evaluations have already been explored. Nevertheless, extrapolations to other analytes are difficult and thus straightforward same-sample instrument comparisons seem to be the only reliable way to make sure that the different IM(-MS) setups do not greatly change the gas phase behavior. We used a large range of degrees of polymerization (DP) of poly(ethylene oxide) PEO homopolymers to measure IMS drift times on three different IM-MS setups: a homemade drift tube (DT), a trapped (TIMS) and a travelling wave (T-Wave) IMS setup. The drift time evolutions were followed for increasing polymer DPs (masses) and charge states and they are found to be comparable and reproducible on the three instruments. [less ▲]

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See detailInsects, the next European foodie craze?
Caparros Megido, Rudy ULiege; Haubruge, Eric ULiege; Francis, Frédéric ULiege

in Edible Insects in Sustainable Food Systems (in press)

Edible insects are systematically targeted as a major future food for European consumers but success in introducing entomophagy in Western society depends on factors governing consumers’ attitudes towards ... [more ▼]

Edible insects are systematically targeted as a major future food for European consumers but success in introducing entomophagy in Western society depends on factors governing consumers’ attitudes towards insect-based products. Effectively, as for sushi in the 2000s, edible insects are considered as new food products in Europe and are deeply related to a fear or a reject feeling by consumers called “food neophobia“. Consequently, several studies have been achieved to face the actual aversion of European consumers for insects. These studies principally tried to understand the insect-related neophobia, to highlight positive arguments for entomophagy development and also to test possible ways of integration of insects as food. The purpose of this chapter is to get an overview of the actual literature on edible insect acceptability in Europe to propose conceivable solutions for product development and new approaches for further studies. [less ▲]

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See detailJ.-M. SERVAIS, Droit social de l’Union européenne, 3e éd., Bruxelles, Bruylant, 2017 (recension)
Detienne, Quentin ULiege

in Revue de la Faculté de Droit de l'Université de Liège (in press)

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See detailÉcrire l’histoire de l’art : le choix de l’immanence
De Mille, Charlotte; Dubouclez, Olivier ULiege

in During, Elie; Podoroga, Ioulia (Eds.) Le Cinéma de Bergson (in press)

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See detailComprehensive Ion Mobility Calibration: Poly(ethylene oxide) Polymer Calibrants and General Strategies
Haler, Jean ULiege; Kune, Christopher ULiege; Massonnet, Philippe ULiege et al

in Analytical Chemistry (in press)

Ion Mobility (IM) is now a well-established and fast analytical technique. The IM hardware is constantly being improved, especially in terms of the resolving power. The Drift Tube (DTIMS), the Traveling ... [more ▼]

Ion Mobility (IM) is now a well-established and fast analytical technique. The IM hardware is constantly being improved, especially in terms of the resolving power. The Drift Tube (DTIMS), the Traveling Wave (TWIMS), and the Trapped Ion Mobility Spectrometry (TIMS) coupled to mass spectrometry are used to determine the Collision Cross-Sections (CCS) of ions. In analytical chemistry, the CCS is approached as a descriptor for ion identification and it is also used in physical chemistry for 3D structure elucidation with computational chemistry support. The CCS is a physical descriptor extracted from the reduced mobility (K0) measurements obtainable only from the DTIMS. TWIMS and TIMS routinely require a calibration procedure to convert measured physical quantities (drift time for TWIMS and elution voltage for TIMS) into CCS values. This calibration is a critical step to allow inter-instrument comparisons. The previous calibrating substances lead to large prediction bands and introduced rather large uncertainties during the CCS determination. In this paper, we introduce a new IM calibrant (CCS and K0) using singly charged sodium adducts of poly(ethylene oxide) monomethyl ether (CH3O-PEO-H) for positive ionization in both helium and nitrogen as drift gas. These singly charged calibrating ions make it possible to determine the CCS/K0 of ions having higher charge states. The fitted calibration plots exhibit larger coverage with less data scattering and significantly improved prediction bands and uncertainties. The reasons for the improved CCS/K0 accuracy, advantages and limitations of the calibration procedures are also discussed. A generalized IM calibration strategy is suggested. [less ▲]

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See detailCompte-rendu de l'ouvrage de M. Melfi et O. Bobou (éd.), Hellenistic Sanctuaries, Between Greece and Rome
Palamidis, Alaya ULiege

in Kernos : Revue Internationale et Pluridisciplinaire de Religion Grecque (in press), 30

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See detailProtein folding at extreme temperatures: current issues
Feller, Georges ULiege

in Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology (in press)

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See detailVariations lexicales dans la mise en prose de Barlaam et Josaphat
Lambert, Adélaïde ULiege

in Antonelli, Roberto; Glessgen, Martin; Videsott, Paul (Eds.) Actes du XXVIIIe Congrès International de la Société de Linguistique Romane (in press)

La confrontation de la version anonyme en vers de Barlaam et Josaphat avec sa mise en prose, produite au XIIIe siècle, offre un point de vue privilégié sur la langue littéraire en prose, à l’aube de son ... [more ▼]

La confrontation de la version anonyme en vers de Barlaam et Josaphat avec sa mise en prose, produite au XIIIe siècle, offre un point de vue privilégié sur la langue littéraire en prose, à l’aube de son épanouissement. Parallèlement au retranchement d’épisodes entiers, le remanieur s’applique à conserver une étroite proximité avec la lettre de son modèle francien, et semble tendre vers un compromis entre fidélité au texte-source et intelligibilité du texte-cible. Ainsi, à côté de l’importation massive du matériau lexical et des structures syntaxiques du texte versifié, toutes ses interventions sont observables. Notre communication s’est focalisée sur un échantillon de neuf substitutions lexicales dont nous avons mesuré la fréquence et dont il s’agissait d’identifier les implications. En tant que témoins de l’actualisation linguistique du texte-source, ces variations (diachroniques et/ou diaphasiques) permettent d’améliorer la connaissance du vocabulaire de la mise en prose de Barlaam et Josaphat et de cerner avec plus de précision la sensibilité du remanieur à l’égard du lexique de sa source. [less ▲]

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See detailTetrabutyl ammonium salts: cheap catalysts for the facile and selective synthesis of a-alkylidene cyclic carbonates from CO2 and alkynol
Méreau, Raphaël; Grignard, Bruno ULiege; Boyaval, Amélie ULiege et al

in ChemCatChem (in press)

n-tetrabutyl ammonium organic salts are used for the first time as catalysts for the coupling of CO2 with 2-methyl-3-butyn-2-ol to form α-methylene cyclic carbonate. The final yields could reach 98% in ... [more ▼]

n-tetrabutyl ammonium organic salts are used for the first time as catalysts for the coupling of CO2 with 2-methyl-3-butyn-2-ol to form α-methylene cyclic carbonate. The final yields could reach 98% in less than 10 hours at 353K and 3MPa under solvent free conditions. A particular synergistic effect between the cation and the anion of the organocatalyst is demonstrated through catalyst screening. Online kinetic studies by ATR-IR spectroscopy correlated to DFT calculations reveal a compelling evolution of the solvation of the catalyst during the reaction that provide an understanding of the underlying reason for the observed unique kinetics and selectivity. Such in-depth fundamental mechanistic and kinetic studies enable determining and comprehending the key parameters favouring the design of novel highly active and selective catalysts for the valorisation [less ▲]

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See detailLa Supplicatione di Italia al re di Francia. Sur un témoin retrouvé (ms. Firenze, Biblioteca Buonarroti, 95)
Moreno, Paola ULiege

in Encuentros / Desencuentros. Italia y España en los siglos XIV y XVI : Textos y contextos, Actes du Colloque Intarnational, México City. (in press)

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See detailLa labile frontiera tra pubblico e privato negli scritti di Francesco Guicciardini: il caso delle lettere e dei discorsi politici del 1525
Miesse, Hélène ULiege

in Girotto, Carlo; Lucas-Fiorato, Corinne (Eds.) L'écriture épistolaire entre Renaissance et Âge baroque. Pratiques, enjeux, pistes de recherche (in press)

Nell'anno 1525, in particolare negli ultimi mesi della sua presidenza in Romagna, Francesco Guicciardini si dedica ad un’intensa attività epistolare, nonché alla redazione di alcuni discorsi politici ... [more ▼]

Nell'anno 1525, in particolare negli ultimi mesi della sua presidenza in Romagna, Francesco Guicciardini si dedica ad un’intensa attività epistolare, nonché alla redazione di alcuni discorsi politici. Tali testi presentano, tanto sul piano della forma quanto su quello dei contenuti, similitudini salienti. È tuttavia da escludere che i discorsi fossero destinati dall’autore ad una qualunque circolazione; piuttosto, essi servirono allo storico per riflettere e “fermare il punto” su situazione particolarmente difficile, nella quale doveva dimenarsi come presidente di un’importante regione e in preparazione degli eventi bellici che avrebbero fatto seguito di lì a poco. Le lettere corrispondenti a questo periodo sono invece i documenti che hanno realmente circolato e che potremmo perciò definire «pubblici». Proprio il riscontro di questi due generi di scritture diverse, praticate in uno stesso torno d’anni, e centrate sulle stesse problematiche, permette di mostrare, attraverso l’analisi di un caso specifico, che la tradizionale distinzione tra pubblico e privato è inoperante per descrivere i testi di Francesco Guicciardini e che, ad ogni modo, le categorie attuali non sono applicabili senza discrimine ad un’epoca ricca e complessa come quella della prima Modernità. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of flower traits and hosts on the abundance of parasitoids in perennial multiple species wildflower strips sown within oilseed rape (Brassica napus) crops
Hatt, Séverin ULiege; Uyttenbroeck, Roel ULiege; Chevalier Mendes Lopes, Thomas et al

in Arthropod-Plant Interactions (in press)

Reducing the use of insecticides is an important issue for agriculture today. Sowing wildflower strips along field margins or within crops represents a promising tool to support natural enemy populations ... [more ▼]

Reducing the use of insecticides is an important issue for agriculture today. Sowing wildflower strips along field margins or within crops represents a promising tool to support natural enemy populations in agricultural landscapes and, thus, enhance conservation biological control. However, it is important to sow appropriate flower species that attract natural enemies efficiently. The presence of prey and hosts may also guide natural enemies to wildflower strips, potentially preventing them from migrating into adjacent crops. Here, we assessed how seven flower traits, along with the abundance of pollen beetles (Meligethes spp., Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) and true weevils (Ceutorhynchus spp., Coleoptera: Curculionidae), affect the density of parasitoids of these two coleopterans in wildflower strips sown in an oilseed rape field in Gembloux (Belgium). Only flower traits, not host (i.e. pollen beetles and true weevils) abundance, significantly affected the density of parasitoids. Flower colour, ultraviolet reflectance and nectar availability were the main drivers affecting parasitoids. These results demonstrate how parasitoids of oilseed rape pests react to flower cues under field conditions. Similar analyses on the pests and natural enemies of other crops are expected to help to develop perennial flower mixtures able to enhance biological control throughout a rotation system. [less ▲]

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See detailAn Optimal Control Formulation of Pulse-Based Control Using Koopman Operator
Sootla, Aivar; Mauroy, Alexandre; Ernst, Damien ULiege

in Automatica (in press)

In many applications, and in systems/synthetic biology in particular, it is desirable to compute control policies that force the trajectory of a bistable system from one equilibrium (the initial point) to ... [more ▼]

In many applications, and in systems/synthetic biology in particular, it is desirable to compute control policies that force the trajectory of a bistable system from one equilibrium (the initial point) to another equilibrium (the target point), or in other words to solve the switching problem. It was recently shown that, for monotone bistable systems, this problem admits easyto-implement open-loop solutions in terms of temporal pulses (i.e., step functions of fixed length and fixed magnitude). In this paper, we develop this idea further and formulate a problem of convergence to an equilibrium from an arbitrary initial point. We show that this problem can be solved using a static optimization problem in the case of monotone systems. Changing the initial point to an arbitrary state allows to build closed-loop, event-based or open-loop policies for the switching/convergence problems. In our derivations we exploit the Koopman operator, which offers a linear infinite-dimensional representation of an autonomous nonlinear system. One of the main advantages of using the Koopman operator is the powerful computational tools developed for this framework. Besides the presence of numerical solutions, the switching/convergence problem can also serve as a building block for solving more complicated control problems and can potentially be applied to non-monotone systems. We illustrate this argument on the problem of synchronizing cardiac cells by defibrillation. Potentially, our approach can be extended to problems with different parametrizations of control signals since the only fundamental limitation is the finite time application of the control signal. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) versus Hyaluronic Acid (HA) injections to treat patellar tendinopathies
Kaux, Jean-François ULiege; Roberjot, Mathieu; SAMSON, Antoine ULiege

in British Journal of Sports Medicine (in press)

Introduction: The treatment of patellar tendinopathies could be difficult. Recent systematic review concluded that PRP could be recommend as a treatment in such indication. Recently, the viscoelastic ... [more ▼]

Introduction: The treatment of patellar tendinopathies could be difficult. Recent systematic review concluded that PRP could be recommend as a treatment in such indication. Recently, the viscoelastic properties of hyaluronic acid (HA) on liquid connective tissue have been proposed for the treatment of tendinopathies. Some observations also support its use in a clinical setting to improve pain and function. We aimed to compare the effect of PRP injection versus two injections of HA after three months on patients who have a proximal patellar tendinopathy. Methods: Thirty-three sportsmen with proximal patellar tendinopathies being not relieved after minimum three months of normal physiotherapy treatments where included. Eighteen of them (group 1) have received a leukocyte poor PRP injection (obtained using an aphaeresis machine (3)) and the other fifteen (group 2) two HA injections, all of them have benefited of standardized rehabilitation. Concerning the evaluation of the pathology, algo-functional tests (visual analogic scale (VAS), pressure algometer, IKDC score, VISA-P score), isokinetic (associated to VAS) along with the patellar tendon ultrasonography (US) have been realized over three times (pre-injection, after 6 weeks, after 3 months post-injections). Results: The results of VAS (p<0,01), algometric scores (p<0,01), IKDC scores (p<0,01) and VISA-P (p<0,01) show a considerable improvement in the two groups, but not for the US findings. For the group 1, isokinetic tests show significative results for the hamstrings in C60°/s with an improvement of maximum peak torque (p=0,01) for the pathological member, a diminution (p>0,05) for the healthy limb and during the analysis of the bilateral difference (p=0,0002). For the group 2, the improvement of quadriceps maximum peak torque in C240°/s is significant (p>0,01) for the pathological knee after 6 weeks post-injections only. The VAS associated with isokinetic tests decreases significantly for all contraction modes after three months of study. Conclusion: Both PRP and HA can improve the symptoms of proximal patellar tendinopathy, even if the results are slightly better in the PRP group. [less ▲]

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See detailIsokinetic profile of subjects with proximal patellar tendinopathy
Kaux, Jean-François ULiege; Croisier, Jean-Louis ULiege; Libertiaux, Vincent ULiege

in British Journal of Sports Medicine (in press)

Introduction Patellar tendinopathy (PT) is commonly observed in jumping sports. Even if its biomechanic is somewhat explored, no information is known about the muscle strength profile of these patients ... [more ▼]

Introduction Patellar tendinopathy (PT) is commonly observed in jumping sports. Even if its biomechanic is somewhat explored, no information is known about the muscle strength profile of these patients. We aimed to determine if there exists a specific profile of patients suffering from a PT Methods 43 patients (42 males; 29 y.o +/- 9.8 y.o) suffering from PT were recruited. To be eligible, the patients must not have suffered from any other traumatic or micro-traumatic injury than the PT on the pathologic limb. After a physical examination, the tendon damage was assessed by ultrasounds examination. The patients were then tested on an isokinetic dynamometer and the peak torque per unit of mass (PTm) developed by the quadriceps and the hamstrings were recorded for various testing modalities. After each test, a visual analog scale (VAS) was used to estimate the pain felt by the patients. Results No significant correlation was found between the MTm and the demographic variables. The difference in MTm between the healthy and the pathological limbs was significant only in concentric 60°/s, for both the quadriceps and the hamstrings. Lastly, the VAS score showed that the most intense pain was experienced after the eccentric test. Conclusions There is no specific patient strength profile emerging from the isokinetic test. This stresses the importance for the clinicians to make testing and to apply a personalized treatment to each patient. On the other hand, the isokinetic eccentric testing of the quadriceps could be used to induce a mechanical stress on the tendon for a reliable pain assessment. [less ▲]

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See detailCarte géologique de Wallonie à l'échelle 1:25 000. Hamoir-Ferrières n°49/1-2
Marion, Jean-Marc ULiege; Barchy, Laurent

Cartographic material (in press)

New geological map of Wallonia published at the scale of 1/25 000, based on a new field work and using previous scientific data produced since the previous editions of Lohest and Fourmarier (1900)

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See detailWe’ Narration in Chang-Rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea and Julie Otsuka’s The Buddha in the Attic: ‘Unnaturally’ Asian American?
Munos, Delphine ULiege

in Frontiers of Narrative Studies (in press)

My article looks at two recent Asian American texts written in the first-person plural – namely Julie Otsuka’s The Buddha in the Attic (2011) and Chang-rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea (2014). My main goal is ... [more ▼]

My article looks at two recent Asian American texts written in the first-person plural – namely Julie Otsuka’s The Buddha in the Attic (2011) and Chang-rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea (2014). My main goal is to show that the ambiguities and tensions generated by we narration in these two Asian American novels prove particularly apt when it comes to calling into questions essentialist views concerning the anatomy of community-building. But these two we texts are particularly interesting at a theoretical level, in that they help us challenge the orthodoxies of traditional narrative theory– among which Gérard Genette’s all-too-rigid distinction between the homo- and heterodiegetic levels in a text, or the generalized assumption, which has been notably challenged by Mieke Bal, that every act of story-telling is necessarily indebted to ‘a’ narrator, and a narrator of anthropomorphic standards at that. [less ▲]

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See detailA road map for explorative scenario creation on Belgian rail freight transport development
Troch, Franck; Vanelslander, Thierry; Sys, Christa et al

in Competition and Regulation in Network Industries (in press)

The starting point of this article is the weak usage of rail freight in Belgium and Europe, both as a sustainable mode of land transportation in itself as well as a part of the intermodal chain. The ... [more ▼]

The starting point of this article is the weak usage of rail freight in Belgium and Europe, both as a sustainable mode of land transportation in itself as well as a part of the intermodal chain. The results are obtained by transversal research on rail freight transport in Belgium, taking into account the European context. This interdisciplinary research develops a road map for the creation of three integrated scenarios: a best case, medium case and worst case scenario for rail freight development, based on a detailed SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunities, threats) analysis. It includes the most probable future developments for rail freight transport and hinterland connections. These developments are obtained from literature review and discussions with a heterogeneous panel of experts in the fields of (i) optimal corridor and hub development, (ii) macroeconomic impact, (iii) sustainability, (iv) effective market regulation and (v) governance and organization for a well-functioning intermodality. The Delphi approach is used in combination with a survey analysis. Frequency tables and the H-index allow defining a ranking and selection of SWOT elements. The obtained scenarios allow future research to quantify and measure the impact of future developments and decisions towards the Belgian rail freight market. [less ▲]

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