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See detailDiblock Copolymers as Emulsifying Agents in Polymer Blends: Influence of Molecular Weight, Architecture, and Chemical Composition
Cigana, P.; Favis, B. D.; Jérôme, Robert ULg

in Journal of Polymer Science. Part B, Polymer Physics (1996), 34(9), 1691-1700

Interfacial agents used in the compatibilization of immiscible polymer blends often consist of block copolymers containing at least one segment compatible with each of the two phases of the blend. This ... [more ▼]

Interfacial agents used in the compatibilization of immiscible polymer blends often consist of block copolymers containing at least one segment compatible with each of the two phases of the blend. This work examines the influence of the molecular weight, architecture, and chemical composition of the interfacial agent on its ability to emulsify a polymer blend. The system chosen is a blend containing 80% polystyrene and 20% ethylene-propylene rubber, compatibilized by diblock copolymers of poly(styrene-hydrogenated butadiene). The emulsification curve, which relates the dispersed phase particle size to the concentration of interfacial agent added to the system, was used as a tool to characterize the efficacy of the different interfacial agents. The observed behavior is similar to that of classical emulsions: a rapid drop in phase size at low concentrations of interfacial modifier, followed by a levelling off to an equilibrium diameter value once a critical concentration has been reached. For systems compatibilized by symmetrical diblocks (i.e., containing approximately 50% styrene by weight), the volume average particle diameter decreased from 2.7 m for the unmodified system to about 0.4 m once interfacial saturation is reached. The critical concentration for emulsification decreased with increasing interfacial agent molecular weight, due to the higher interfacial area occupied by longer molecules; however, this parameter did not affect the equilibrium particle diameter. The asymmetrical diblock copolymer (30% styrene) was found to be less effective than the symmetrical ones over the entire range of concentrations studied (5 to 35% modifier, based on the volume of the minor phase). Asymmetrical diblock copolymers would tend to form micelles, whereas symmetrical copolymers are less constrained at the interface. No significant difference was observed between the emulsifying capability of tapered and pure diblocks of similar composition and molecular weight. [less ▲]

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See detailDiblock polyampholytes at the silicon-water interface: adsorption as a function of block ratio and molecular weight
Mahltig, Boris; Gohy, Jean-François; Jérôme, Robert ULg et al

in Journal of Polymer Science. Part B, Polymer Physics (2001), 39(6), 709-718

Polyampholytes are highly charged macromolecules carrying oppositely charged functional groups. This article reports on the adsorption of a weak diblock polyampholyte, poly(methacrylic acid)-block-poly ... [more ▼]

Polyampholytes are highly charged macromolecules carrying oppositely charged functional groups. This article reports on the adsorption of a weak diblock polyampholyte, poly(methacrylic acid)-block-poly[(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate], as a function of the copolymer composition and molecular weight. The adsorption experiments were performed on silicon substrates from aqueous polymer solutions at different pHs. The amount of adsorbed polyampholyte chains to the surface was determined by ellipsometry, whereas lateral structures were investigated by scanning force microscopy. A strong influence of pH on the adsorbed amount and the lateral structure formation at the surface was observed. Especially at the isoelectric point, drastic changes in adsorption behavior were detected. At low molecular weights, an increased adsorbed amount was detected, a behavior in contrast to common theoretical predictions. This phenomenon is explained by the high stability of absorbed micelles, which cover the silicon surface as a dense layer. We conclude that micelle formation is an important process for polyampholyte adsorption, which needs to be taken into account more explicitly. [less ▲]

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See detailDiblock polyampholytes at the silicon/water interface: adsorption at various modified silicon substrates
Mahltig, Boris; Jérôme, Robert ULg; Stamm, Manfred

in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics [=PCCP] (2001), 3(19), 4371-4375

The adsorption behaviour of the ampholytic diblock copolymer poly(methacrylic acid)-block-poly((dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate), PMAA-b-PDMAEMA, was investigated on differently prepared silicon surfaces ... [more ▼]

The adsorption behaviour of the ampholytic diblock copolymer poly(methacrylic acid)-block-poly((dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate), PMAA-b-PDMAEMA, was investigated on differently prepared silicon surfaces. All adsorption experiments were performed from aqueous solutions as a function of pH. The polyampholyte amount adsorbed was determined ellipsometrically, while the topographies of the adsorbed polymer were investigated using scanning force microscopy (SFM). Three polyampholyte systems with similar molecular weight around 60000 g mol–1 and different block ratios were adsorbed on three different types of silicon substrates. Depending on the pretreatment the silicon substrates contained different isoelectric points (IEP) and hydrophobicity. The adsorbed amount, as a function of pH, was characterized by maxima and minima near the IEP of the polyampholytes. In the case of polyampholytes containing an IEP close to the IEP of the silicon substrates, the nature of the substrate strongly influenced the adsorption behaviour. Even a complete erasure of one adsorption maximum could be observed in some cases. In contrast to this, polyampholytes with an IEP in a pH area far away from the IEP of the substrates adsorbed in a quite similar manner on the different substrates. [less ▲]

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See detailDiboson anomaly: Heavy Higgs resonance and QCD vector-like exotics
Aristizabal Sierra, Diego ULg; Vicente, Avelino; Herrero-Garcia, Juan et al

in Physical Review. D : Particles and Fields (2016), 93

The ATLAS collaboration (and also CMS) has recently reported an excess over Standard Model expectations for gauge boson pair production in the invariant mass region 1.8−2.2 TeV. In the light of these ... [more ▼]

The ATLAS collaboration (and also CMS) has recently reported an excess over Standard Model expectations for gauge boson pair production in the invariant mass region 1.8−2.2 TeV. In the light of these results, we argue that such signal might be the first manifestation of the production and further decay of a heavy CP-even Higgs resulting from a type-I Two Higgs Doublet Model. We demonstrate that in the presence of colored vector-like fermions, its gluon fusion production cross section is strongly enhanced, with the enhancement depending on the color representation of the new fermion states. Our findings show that barring the color triplet case, any QCD "exotic" representation can fit the ATLAS result in fairly large portions of the parameter space. We have found that if the diboson excess is confirmed and this mechanism is indeed responsible for it, then the LHC Run-2 should find: (i) a CP-odd scalar with mass below ∼2.3 TeV, (ii) new colored states with masses below ∼2 TeV, (iii) no statistically significant diboson events in the W±Z channel, (iv) events in the triboson channels W±W∓Z and ZZZ with invariant mass amounting to the mass of the CP-odd scalar. [less ▲]

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See detailDIC dynamics in a tropical estuary (Kiddogoweni, Kenya)
Borges, Alberto ULg; Frankignoulle, M.; Delille, Bruno ULg et al

Poster (2004, April)

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See detailDIC dynamics in the Bay of Palma (NW Mediterranean)
Borges, Alberto ULg; Gazeau, F.; Gattuso, J. P. et al

Poster (2004, April)

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See detailDiC14-amidine cationic liposomes stimulate myeloid dendritic cells through Toll-like receptor 4.
Tanaka, Tetsuya; Legat, Amandine; Adam, Emmanuelle et al

in European journal of immunology (2008), 38(5), 1351-7

DiC14-amidine cationic liposomes were recently shown to promote Th1 responses when mixed with allergen. To further define the mode of action of diC14-amidine as potential vaccine adjuvant, we ... [more ▼]

DiC14-amidine cationic liposomes were recently shown to promote Th1 responses when mixed with allergen. To further define the mode of action of diC14-amidine as potential vaccine adjuvant, we characterized its effects on mouse and human myeloid dendritic cells (DC). First, we observed that, as compared with two other cationic liposomes, only diC14-amidine liposomes induced the production of IL-12p40 and TNF-alpha by mouse bone marrow-derived DC. DiC14-amidine liposomes also activated human DC, as shown by synthesis of IL-12p40 and TNF-alpha, accumulation of IL-6, IFN-beta and CXCL10 mRNA, and up-regulation of membrane expression of CD80 and CD86. DC stimulation by diC14-amidine liposomes was associated with activation of NF-kappaB, ERK1/2, JNK and p38 MAP kinases. Finally, we demonstrated in mouse and human cells that diC14-amidine liposomes use Toll-like receptor 4 to elicit both MyD88-dependent and Toll/IL-1R-containing adaptor inducing interferon IFN-beta (TRIF)-dependent responses. [less ▲]

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See detailDiccionario de economía (1) : Estructuras económicas (español – francés)
Thiry, Bernard ULg

Book published by E.M.E. (2007)

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See detailDiccionario de teoría crítica y estudios culturales
Payne, Michael; Willson, Patricia ULg

Book published by Ediciones Paidós (2002)

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See detailEl diccionario jurídico bilingüe como puente entre dos mundos doblemente extraños
Thiry, Bernard ULg

in Asociación Española de Estudios Lexicográficos (AELex) (Ed.) El diccionario como puente entre las lenguas y culturas del mundo (2008)

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See detailDichas de la investigación. Un caso de análisis nocional en terminología jurídica
Thiry, Bernard ULg

in R. De Maeseneer et al. (Ed.) El hispanismo omnipresente. Homenaje a Robert Verdonk (2009)

El capítulo es la pormenorizada exposición de los datos de análisis y de contenido de una investigación en Terminología bilingüe (francés y español) aplicada al derecho. En dicha disciplina, el análisis ... [more ▼]

El capítulo es la pormenorizada exposición de los datos de análisis y de contenido de una investigación en Terminología bilingüe (francés y español) aplicada al derecho. En dicha disciplina, el análisis nocional designa el método mediante el cual se investiga la adecuada relación entre los conceptos y sus denominaciones. Ahora bien, los conceptos de “fuerza irresistible” y de “miedo insuperable” dentro de la categoría de “Causas de justificación” (en derecho español) y el de “Contrainte (physique ou morale)” entre las “Causes d’exonération” (en derecho belga y francés) presentan un caso de relación interlingüística totalmente encubierta, a primera vista, bajo varias pantallas (desglose diferente entre las dos lenguas-derechos, influencia del latín y del derecho romano, etc.), que obstaculizan las claras soluciones finales. El proceso de acercamiento a una solución de adecuada puesta en equivalencia entre los términos de dos lenguas y entre las nociones de dos derechos será expuesto en detalle, mostrando las vías de descubrimiento de las adecuadas equivalencias nocionales o funcionales, salvando las apariencias engañosas de las denominaciones, gracias al llamado análisis nocional. [less ▲]

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See detaildichoDIF: un package du logiciel R pour la détection du fonctionnement différentiel d'items dichotomiques en psychométrie
Magis, David ULg; Béland, Sébastien; Tuerlinckx, Francis et al

Conference (2009, November)

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See detailDichroism measurements in forensic fibre examination: Part 3 -- Dyed cotton and viscose fibres
De Wael, Kris; Lepot, Laurent ULg

in Science & Justice (2011), 51(4), 173-186

A number of dyed cellulosic fibres were examined with plane polarized light on their dichroic behavior by microscopy and microspectrophotometry (MSP-PPL). Significant dichroic effects (mostly hypochromic ... [more ▼]

A number of dyed cellulosic fibres were examined with plane polarized light on their dichroic behavior by microscopy and microspectrophotometry (MSP-PPL). Significant dichroic effects (mostly hypochromic effects and hypsochromic bands shifts) were reported. The effect is related to the chemical structure: some dye structures always possess dichroism (azo, stilbene, thiazole and oxazine), some dyes demonstrate sometimes dichroic effects (anthraquinoid, indigoid) while other structures never demonstrate dichroic effects (sulphur, diphenylmethanes, triarylmethanes, phthalocyanines). In some cases a different dichroic behavior was found for the same dyes applied on cotton and on viscose. [less ▲]

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See detailDichroism measurements in forensic fibre examination: Part 5—Pigmented fibres
De Wael, K.; Lepot, Laurent ULg

in Science & Justice : Journal of the Forensic Science Society (2012), 52(3), 161-167

A number of pigmented fibre samples were examined with plane polarized light on their dichroic behaviour by optical light microscopy (OLM) and microspectrophotometry with plane polarized light (MSP-PPL ... [more ▼]

A number of pigmented fibre samples were examined with plane polarized light on their dichroic behaviour by optical light microscopy (OLM) and microspectrophotometry with plane polarized light (MSP-PPL). It was found that about half of the samples show a strong dichroic effect and another 20% have a weak dichroism. Both regular (80%) and inversed dichroic effects (20%) occur. The dichroic characteristics of pigmented fibres can be compared to these of sheet polarizers. It is suggested that the dichroic behaviour of pigmented fibres depends strongly on the crystal structure (shape of the pigment grains) and the draw ratio (orientation of the polymer chains). [less ▲]

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See detail"Dichter der beiden Deutschland"? Ostdeutsche Blicke auf Uwe Johnson
Letawe, Céline ULg

in Hagestedt, Lutz; Hofmann, Michael (Eds.) Uwe Johnson und die DDR-Literatur (2011)

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See detailA dicing free SOI process for MEMS devices
Sari, Ibrahim; Zeimpekis, Ioannis; Kraft, Michaël ULg

in Microelectronic Engineering (2012), 95

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See detailDick Annegarn, Soleil du soir
Demoulin, Laurent ULg

E-print/Working paper (2009)

Panorama de la carrière du chanteur Dick Annegarn à l'occasion de la sortie de son disque "Soleil du soir". Analyse succincte du caractère météplasmique de son écriture, c'est-à-dire de son travail sur la ... [more ▼]

Panorama de la carrière du chanteur Dick Annegarn à l'occasion de la sortie de son disque "Soleil du soir". Analyse succincte du caractère météplasmique de son écriture, c'est-à-dire de son travail sur la sonorité des mots. [less ▲]

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See detailLa dictature de l'horizon
Manfroid, Jean ULg

in Ciel (Le) (2011), 73

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