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See detailExperimental cross transmission of Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV) between several animal species.
Mammerickx, Marc; Portetelle, Daniel ULg; Burny, Arsène

in Zentralblatt für Veterinarmedizin. Reihe B = Journal of Veterinary Medicine. Series B (1981), 28

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See detailExperimental cross transmissions of Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV) between several animal species.
Mammerickx, Marc; Portetelle, Daniel ULg; Burny, Arsène

in Straub, O. C. (Ed.) Current Topics in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science (1982)

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See detailExperimental demonstration of a 3D-printed nonlinear tuned vibration absorber
Grappasonni, Chiara ULg; Habib, Giuseppe ULg; Detroux, Thibaut ULg et al

in Proceedings of the International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC) XXXIII (2015, February)

Engineering structures are designed to be lighter and more flexible, hence reducing the extent of application of linear dynamic models. Concurrently, vibration mitigation is required for enhancing the ... [more ▼]

Engineering structures are designed to be lighter and more flexible, hence reducing the extent of application of linear dynamic models. Concurrently, vibration mitigation is required for enhancing the performance, comfort or safety in real-life applications. Passive linear vibration absorbers are purpose-built, often designed using Den Hartog's equal-peak strategy. However, nonlinear systems are known to exhibit frequency-energy-dependent oscillations which linear absorbers cannot effectively damp out. In this context, the paper introduces a new nonlinear tuned vibration absorber (NLTVA) whose nonlinear functional form is tailored according to the frequency-energy dependence of the nonlinear primary structure. The NLTVA design aims at ensuring equal peaks in the nonlinear receptance function for an as large as possible range of forcing amplitudes, hence generalizing Den Hartog's method to nonlinear systems. Our focus in this study is on experimental demonstration of the NLTVA performance using a primary structure consisting of a cantilever beam with a geometrically nonlinear component at its free end. The absorber is implemented using a doubly-clamped beam fabricated thanks to 3D printing. The NLTVA performance is also compared with that of the classical linear tuned vibration absorber. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental demonstration of transient resonance capture in a system of two coupled oscillators with essential stiffness nonlinearity
Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg; McFarland, D. Michael; Kowtko, Jeffrey J. et al

in Journal of Sound & Vibration (2006), 299(4-5), 822-838

The purpose of this paper is to report an experimental study of transient resonance capture that may occur in a system of two coupled oscillators with essential (i.e., nonlinearizable) nonlinearity. It is ... [more ▼]

The purpose of this paper is to report an experimental study of transient resonance capture that may occur in a system of two coupled oscillators with essential (i.e., nonlinearizable) nonlinearity. It is shown that during transient resonance capture the two oscillators are in a state of resonance, the frequency of which varies with time, which leads to targeted nonlinear energy transfer. Further evidence of resonance capture is a non-time-like behavior of the phase difference between the oscillators; this quantity is monitored using the Hilbert transform or the Huang Hilbert transform in the case of multifrequency response signals. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental Design applied to spin coating of 2D colloidal crystal masks : a relevant method?
Colson, Pierre ULg; Cloots, Rudi ULg; Henrist, Catherine ULg

in Langmuir (2011), 27(21), 12800-12806

Monolayers of colloidal spheres are used as masks in nanosphere lithography (NSL) for the selective deposition of nanostructured layers. Several methods exist for the formation of the self-organized ... [more ▼]

Monolayers of colloidal spheres are used as masks in nanosphere lithography (NSL) for the selective deposition of nanostructured layers. Several methods exist for the formation of the self-organized particles monolayers, among which spin coating appears to be very promising. However, a spin coating process is defined by several parameters like several ramps, rotation speeds and durations. All parameters influence the spreading and drying of the droplet containing the particles. Moreover, scientists are confronted to the formation of numerous defects in spin coated layers, limiting well-ordered areas to a few µm2. So far, empiricism mainly ruled the world of nanoparticles self-organization by spin coating and much of the literature is experimentally based. Therefore, the development of experimental protocols to control the ordering of particles is a major goal for further progress in NSL. We applied experimental design to spin coating, to evaluate the efficiency of this method to extract and model the relationships between the experimental parameters and the degree of ordering in the particles monolayers. A set of experiments was generated by the MODDE software and applied to the spin coating of latex suspension (diam. 490 nm). We calculated the ordering by a homemade image analysis tool. The results of Partial Least Squares (PLS) modeling show that the proposed mathematical model only fits data from strictly monolayers but is not predictive for new sets of parameters. We submitted the data to Principal Component Analysis (PCA) that was able to explain 91% of the results when based on strictly monolayers samples. PCA shows that the ordering was positively correlated to the ramp time and negatively correlated to the first rotation speed. We obtain large defect-free domains with the best set of parameters tested in this study. This protocol leads to areas of 200 µm2, which has never been reported so far. [less ▲]

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See detailThe experimental design as practical approach to develop and optimize a formulation of peptide-loaded liposomes
Ducat, Emilie ULg; Brion, Michael; Lecomte, Frédéric ULg et al

in AAPS PharmSciTech (2010), 11(2), 966-975

To investigate the encapsulation of Print 3G, a peptidic agent that could reduce the angiogenic development of breast tumors, pegylated liposomes used as intravenous vectors were studied and characterized ... [more ▼]

To investigate the encapsulation of Print 3G, a peptidic agent that could reduce the angiogenic development of breast tumors, pegylated liposomes used as intravenous vectors were studied and characterized. Recently, the path of liposomes has been explored with success to improve the pharmacological properties of peptidic drugs and to stabilize them. In this study, loaded unilamellar vesicles composed of SPC:CHOL:mPEG2000-DSPE (47:47:6) were prepared by the hydration of lipid film technique. An HPLC method was developed and validated for the determination of Print 3G to calculate its encapsulation efficiency. Observed Print 3G adsorption on different materials employed during liposome preparation (such as glass beads, tubing, and connections for extrusion) led to the modification of the manufacturing method. The freeze-thawing technique was used to enhance the amount of Print 3G encapsulated into blank liposomes prepared using the hydration of lipid film procedure. Many factors may influence peptide entrapment, namely the number of freeze-thawing cycles, the lipid concentration, the peptide concentration, and the mixing time. Consequently, a design of experiments was performed to obtain the best encapsulation efficiency while minimizing the number of experiments. The lipid concentration and the number of freeze-thawing cycles were identified as the positive factors influencing the encapsulation. As a result of the optimization, an optimum was found and encapsulation efficiencies were improved from around 30% to 63%. Liposome integrity was evaluated by photon correlation spectroscopy and freeze-fracture electron microscopy to ensure that the selected formulation possesses the required properties to be a potential candidate for further in vitro and in vivo experiments. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental design to monitor the influence of crop residue management on the dynamics of soil water content
Chelin, Marie ULg; Parvin, Nargish ULg; Hiel, Marie-Pierre ULg et al

Poster (2015, April 15)

Choices related to crop residue management affecting soil structure determine spatio-temporal dynamics of water content and eventually crop yields. In this contribution, we discuss the experimental design ... [more ▼]

Choices related to crop residue management affecting soil structure determine spatio-temporal dynamics of water content and eventually crop yields. In this contribution, we discuss the experimental design we adopted to study the influence of three different agricultural management strategies (tillage and residue management) on the soil water dynamics under maize in a Cutanic Siltic Luvisol in Gembloux, Belgium. In order to limit soil disturbance, we opted for the use electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) and we use the bulk electrical conductivity as a proxy for soil moisture content. ERT is collected every week on a surface of two square meters corresponding to three rows of seven maize plants through surface stainless steel electrodes. Four additional sticks with stainless steel electrodes will be vertically inserted into the soil up to 1.20 m to get more detailed information near to the central maize row. In each of the monitoring plots, two time-domain reflectometry (TDR) probes will be installed for data validation. In order to calibrate the relationship between electrical resistivity and soil water content under highly variable field conditions (changes in soil structure, variable weather conditions, plant growth, fertilization), a trench will be dug, in which a set of four electrodes, one TDR probe and one temperature sensor will be placed at four different depths. In addition, two suction cups will be installed in each of the plots to quantify changes in ion composition and electrical conductivity of the soil solution at two different depths. Within the framework of the multidisciplinary research platform AgricultureIsLife, regular assessment of pore structure and crop developement will be conducted using X-ray images. Combining this wide range of data, we will be able to investigate and quantify the effect of simultaneously changing pore water conductivity, soil porosity, soil temperature and soil moisture on the effectiveness of time-lapse ER measurements as a proxy for soil moisture changes. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental determination of dynamic properties of the concrete foundation of a cement roller mill
Denoël, Vincent ULg; Butz, Christiane; Jakobi, Hubertus et al

in Proceedings of the Conference on EVACES 07, Experimental Vibration Analysis of Civil Engineering Structures (2007)

Extensive dynamic measurements are performed on the massy and stiff concrete foundation of a cement roller mill. Dynamic properties like mode shapes, natural frequencies and damping ratios are determined ... [more ▼]

Extensive dynamic measurements are performed on the massy and stiff concrete foundation of a cement roller mill. Dynamic properties like mode shapes, natural frequencies and damping ratios are determined using the SSI-COV method. A methodology for the statistical estimation of these modal properties by evaluating a sufficient amount of time windows is derived and discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental determination of phase equilibria of the Lyngdal granodiorite (southern Norway)
Bogaerts, Michel; Scaillet, Bruno; Vander Auwera, Jacqueline ULg

in Journal of Conference Abstracts (2001), 6

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See detailExperimental determination of physical and chemical kinetic parameters in three phase catalytic systems
Germain, Albert ULg; Crine, Michel ULg; Marchot, Pierre ULg

in Chemical Engineering of Gas-Liquid-Solid Reactions (1979)

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See detailExperimental determination of the feeding rate for some Antarctic amphipod species
Dauby, Patrick ULg; Nyssen, Fabienne ULg; Scailteur, Yves et al

Poster (2003, April)

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See detailExperimental determination of the number of flux lines trapped by microholes in superconducting samples
Silhanek, Alejandro ULg; Raedts, S.; Van Bael, M. J. et al

in Physical Review. B : Condensed Matter (2004), 70(5),

The influence of a periodic landscape of pinning sites on the vortex dynamics in Pb thin films is explored by ac susceptibility measurements. For different amplitudes h of the ac drive, the ac ... [more ▼]

The influence of a periodic landscape of pinning sites on the vortex dynamics in Pb thin films is explored by ac susceptibility measurements. For different amplitudes h of the ac drive, the ac susceptibility chi=chi'+ichi" exhibits a complex field dependence associated with different dynamic regimes. At very low ac drives where both multiquanta vortices trapped by the antidots and interstitial vortices oscillate inside the pinning potential (intravalley motion), a small kink in chi'(H) together with a very low dissipation is observed. At intermediate ac excitations such that vortices in the antidots remain pinned, whereas interstices are driven out of the pinning well, a more pronounced kink in the screening coinciding with the onset of dissipation [chi"(H)not equal0] indicates the entrance of interstitial vortices. Eventually, at high enough amplitudes all vortices are set in motion and the penetration of interstitial vortices appears as a sudden reduction of the shielding power. We show that these distinctive features allow us to identify clearly the maximum number of flux quanta per hole, regardless of the vortex dynamic regime. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental dissociations between memory measures: Influence of retrieval strategies.
Willems, Sylvie ULg; Van der Linden, Martial

in Consciousness & Cognition (2008)

The objective of this study was to explore the participants' processing strategies on the mere exposure effect, object decision priming and explicit recognition. In Experiments 1, we observed that ... [more ▼]

The objective of this study was to explore the participants' processing strategies on the mere exposure effect, object decision priming and explicit recognition. In Experiments 1, we observed that recognition and the mere exposure effect for unfamiliar three-dimensional objects were not dissociated by plane rotations in the same way as recognition and object decision priming. However, we showed that, under identical conditions, prompting analytic (part-based) processing at testing produced a large plane rotation effect on recognition and the mere exposure effect similar to that observed for object decision priming (Experiment 2). Furthermore, inducing a non-analytic (whole-based) processing strategy at testing produced a reduced plane rotation effect on recognition and object decision (Experiments 3 and 4), similar to that observed for the mere exposure effect. These findings suggest that participants' processing strategies influence performance on the three tasks. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental early-life febrile seizures induce changes in GABA(A) R-mediated neurotransmission in the dentate gyrus.
Avila Macaya, Ariel Salvatore ULg

in Epilepsia (2012)

PURPOSE:   Febrile seizures (FS), the most frequent seizure type during childhood, have been linked to temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) in adulthood. Yet, underlying mechanisms are still largely unknown ... [more ▼]

PURPOSE:   Febrile seizures (FS), the most frequent seizure type during childhood, have been linked to temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) in adulthood. Yet, underlying mechanisms are still largely unknown. Altered γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)ergic neurotransmission in the dentate gyrus (DG) circuit has been hypothesized to be involved. This study aims at analyzing whether experimental FS change inhibitory synaptic input and postsynaptic GABA(A) R function in dentate granule cells. METHODS:   We applied an immature rat model of hyperthermia (HT)-induced FS. GABA(A) R-mediated neurotransmission was studied using whole-cell patch-clamp recordings from dentate granule neurons in hippocampal slices within 6-9 days post-HT. KEY FINDINGS:   Frequencies of spontaneous inhibitory postsynaptic currents (sIPSCs) were reduced in HT rats that had experienced seizures, whereas sIPSC amplitudes were enhanced. Whole-cell GABA responses revealed a doubled GABA(A) R sensitivity in dentate granule cells from HT animals, compared to that of normothermic (NT) controls. Analysis of sIPSCs and whole-cell GABA responses showed similar kinetics in postsynaptic GABA(A) Rs of HT and NT rats. quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) experiments indicated changes in DG GABA(A) R subunit expression, which was most pronounced for the α3 subunit. SIGNIFICANCE:   The data support the hypothesis that FS persistently alter neuronal excitability. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental evaluation of a new nitinol selfexpandable vascular stent
Tancredi; Trotteur; Snaps, Frédéric ULg et al

Poster (1997)

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