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See detailInfluence of Zeeman splitting and thermally excited polaron states on magnetoelectrical and magnetothermal properties of magnetoresistive polycrystalline manganite La0.8Sr0.2MnO3
Sergeenkov, S.; Mucha, Jan ULg; Pekala, M. et al

in Journal of Applied Physics (2007), 102(8),

Some possible connection between spin and charge degrees of freedom in magnetoresistive manganites is investigated through a thorough experimental study of the magnetic [alternating current susceptibility ... [more ▼]

Some possible connection between spin and charge degrees of freedom in magnetoresistive manganites is investigated through a thorough experimental study of the magnetic [alternating current susceptibility and direct current (dc) magnetization) and transport (resistivity and thermal conductivity) properties. Measurements are reported in the case of well characterized polycrystalline La0.8Sr0.2MnO3 samples. The experimental results suggest rather strong field-induced polarization effects in our material, clearly indicating the presence of ordered ferromagnetic regions inside the semiconducting phase. Using an analytical expression which fits the spontaneous dc magnetization, the temperature and magnetic field dependences of both electrical resistivity and thermal conductivity data are found to be well reproduced through a universal scenario based on two mechanisms: (i) a magnetization dependent spin polaron hopping influenced by a Zeeman splitting effect and (ii) properly defined thermally excited polaron states which have to be taken into account in order to correctly describe the behavior of the less conducting region. Using the experimentally found values of the magnetic and electron localization temperatures, we obtain L=0.5 nm and m(p) = 3.2 me for estimates of the localization length (size of the spin polaron) and effective polaron mass, respectively. (C) 2007 American Institute of Physics. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of zirconia framework thickness on residual stress profile in veneering ceramic: Measurement by hole-drilling.
MAINJOT, Amélie ULg; Schajer, G. S.; Vanheusden, Alain ULg et al

in Dental Materials (2011)

OBJECTIVES: Framework design is reported to influence chipping in zirconia-based restorations, which is an important cause of failure of such restorations. Residual stress profile in the veneering ceramic ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVES: Framework design is reported to influence chipping in zirconia-based restorations, which is an important cause of failure of such restorations. Residual stress profile in the veneering ceramic after the manufacturing process is an important predictive factor of the mechanical behavior of the material. The objective of this study is to investigate the influence of framework thickness on the stress profile measured in zirconia-based structures. METHODS: The stress profile was measured with the hole-drilling method in bilayered disc samples of 20mm diameter with a 1.5mm thick veneering ceramic layer. Six different framework thicknesses from 0.5mm to 3mm were studied. Two different cooling procedures were also investigated. RESULTS: Compressive stresses were observed in the surface, and tensile stresses in the depth of most of the samples. The slow cooling procedure was found to promote the development of interior tensile stresses, except for the sample with a 3mm thick framework. With the tempering procedure, samples with a 1.5mm thick framework exhibited the most favorable stress profile, while thicker and thinner frameworks exhibited respectively in surface or interior tensile stresses. Significance: The measurements performed highlight the importance of framework thickness, which determine the nature of stresses and can explain clinical failures encountered, especially with thin frameworks. The adequate ratio between veneering ceramic and zirconia is hard to define, restricting the range of indications of zirconia-based restorations until a better understanding of such a delicate veneering process is achieved. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of zooplankton stoichiometry on nutrient sedimentation in a lake system
Darchambeau, François ULg; Thys, I.; Leporcq, B. et al

in Limnology & Oceanography (2005), 50(3), 905-913

We explored rates and stoichiometry (C: N: P ratios) of sinking particles in a temperate reservoir during a 2-yr period. Plankton was sampled weekly, and a sediment trap placed below the metalimnion ... [more ▼]

We explored rates and stoichiometry (C: N: P ratios) of sinking particles in a temperate reservoir during a 2-yr period. Plankton was sampled weekly, and a sediment trap placed below the metalimnion collected sinking particles. There were no significant relationships between the stoichiometry of entrapped material and seston or zooplankton stoichiometry. However the differences in the entrapped C: P and N: P ratios between consecutive trap samplings were negatively correlated with the time variations of the zooplankton C: P and N: P ratios. Zooplankton C: P and N: P ratios were positively correlated with the percentage of copepod biomass in total zooplankton biomass > 250 mu m and negatively correlated with the percentage of cladocerans. Zooplankton biomass > 250 mu m reduced the fraction of N and P primary production lost to sinking (export ratio). The residuals of the N export ratio versus zooplankton biomass relationship were negatively correlated with the zooplankton N: P ratio, whereas there was a positive relationship with the residuals of the P export ratio relationship. These observations support the hypothesis that the regulation of elemental homeostasis in the herbivorous zooplankton consumers occurs at least partly at the assimilation/egestion level. Elements ingested in excess-P for the herbivorous copepods and N for many cladocerans-are concentrated into sinking feces, whereas the deficient elements are captured into biomass. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence on fertility of Lianol Solapro incorporation in lactation diet
Wavreille, José; Planchon, Viviane; Renaville, Robert ULg et al

in 21 Inter. Pig Vet Society Congress (2010)

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See detailInfluence sur le tissu tendino(-musculaire) du mode de contraction en entraînement : modèle animal
Kaux, Jean-François ULg; Drion, Pierre ULg; Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg et al

in Julia, Marc; Hirt, Daniel; Croisier, Jean-Louis (Eds.) et al Tendon et jonction tendino-musculaire - De la biomécanique aux applications thérapeutiques (2011)

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See detailInfluence, information and item response theory in discrete data analysis
Magis, David ULg

Doctoral thesis (2007)

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See detailInfluencer sans contraindre: le cas du décret-mémoire
Nossent, Jérôme ULg

Article for general public (2015)

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See detailInfluences de l'environnement d'un parc éolien sur la prévision de sa production électrique à l'aide des modèles GFS (50km/3h) et WRF (2km/15min) : Le cas du parc éolien d'Amel (Haute-Belgique)
Doutreloup, Sébastien ULg; Fettweis, Xavier ULg; Erpicum, Michel ULg

in Fazzini, Massimiliano; Beltrando, Gérard (Eds.) Actes du XXIVème Colloque International AIC : Climat Montagnard et Risques (2011, September 06)

The economic and climate contexts require to use more electricity from wind farms. However this kind of production is intermittent, therefore it is necessary to forecast this resource at least 1 day ahead ... [more ▼]

The economic and climate contexts require to use more electricity from wind farms. However this kind of production is intermittent, therefore it is necessary to forecast this resource at least 1 day ahead. Our laboratory has developed a forecasting model of wind-based electricity generation based on a global meteorological model (GFS) with a resolution of 50 km and 3 h. But this model has a resolution too coarse for a wind farm. So we have configured the regional model WRF with resolution of 2 km and 15 min to obtain better forecasts. Finally, the WRF model provides better forecasts, but both must be adjusted to take into account the direct environment of the wind farm. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluences de l'environnement sur la fonction endocrinienne
Charlier, Corinne ULg

Conference (2009)

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See detailInfluences de variables temporelles (time-blind, time gap) sur l'évaluation quantitative de la psychopathologie
Mormont, Christian ULg; Von Frenckell, R.; Lottin, Thierry ULg et al

in L'Encéphale (1984), 10(1), 3-7

Investigated the influence of methodological conditions (i.e., time-blind evaluation, chronological vs random order, and suppression of the time gap between evaluations) on the objectivity and sensibility ... [more ▼]

Investigated the influence of methodological conditions (i.e., time-blind evaluation, chronological vs random order, and suppression of the time gap between evaluations) on the objectivity and sensibility of quantitative evaluation of psychopathology. Different evaluations of videotaped interviews did not demonstrate systematic effects of these temporal conditions. It is suggested that other variables (monotony, order of sequences, verbal inertia, contingencies) may play a greater role. Within the methodological limits of the present study, the time-blind evaluation was the most sensitive [less ▲]

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See detailInfluences des différences sexuées en matière de temporalités et de normes démographiques sur les accrières professionnelles
Gavray, Claire ULg

Scientific conference (2010, December 07)

au bout du compte, l'offre d'emploi faite aux femmes et les débuts de trajectoires professionnelle auxquelles elles ont accès jouent plus sur leurs carrières que les facteurs familiaux. Si les femmes peu ... [more ▼]

au bout du compte, l'offre d'emploi faite aux femmes et les débuts de trajectoires professionnelle auxquelles elles ont accès jouent plus sur leurs carrières que les facteurs familiaux. Si les femmes peu diplômées restent aujourd'hui particulièrement exposées au non emploi (sans comparaison avec ce qui se passe pour les hommes dans ce cas), l'ensemble des femmes connait un risque élevé de commencer leur trajectoire professionnelle dans des emplois atypiques et de s'y enliser (significativement beaucoup plus que les hommes).... [less ▲]

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See detailInfluences of blubber composition and profile in the assessment of POPs levels in free-ranging cetaceans
Pinzone, Marianna ULg; Budzinski, Hélène; Tasciotti, Aurelie et al

Poster (2015, February 28)

Investigating the food and feeding ecology of free-ranging cetaceans has always been very challenging. Still now, mass stranding events represent almost the only opportunity to collect valid information ... [more ▼]

Investigating the food and feeding ecology of free-ranging cetaceans has always been very challenging. Still now, mass stranding events represent almost the only opportunity to collect valid information on these large and elusive animals. Biopsy darting is a non-lethal tissue sampling technique which permits the collection of tissues from living and healthy individuals. However, important discussions exist about how efficient this method is in chemical analyses where the percentage lipid content of the tissue is of great importance. Biopsies of skin and blubber were conducted on 49 long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas), 61 sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) and 70 fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) in the North Western Mediterranean Sea (NWMS) from 2006 to 2013. Lipid content, δ13C, δ15N values and ΣPCBs were analysed and compared with previous studies conducted on stranded and biopsied individuals. Lipids extraction was operated via ASE; δ13C, δ15N values and POPs levels were assessed through IR-MS and GC-MS respectively. δ15N values were 12.2±1.3‰ for sperm whales, 10.5±0.7‰ for pilot whales and 7.7±0.8‰ in fin whales, positioning sperm whales at higher trophic levels. δ13C instead was similar and amounted to −17.3±0.4‰, −17.8±0.3‰ and −18.7±0.4‰ respectively. Pilot whales presented the highest concentrations of ΣPCBs (38666 ± 25731ng.g-1 lw) followed by sperm whales (22849 ± 15566ng.g-1 lw) and fin whales (5721±5180ng.g-1 lw). Lipids percentage differed significantly between species. Sperm whales showed the lowest lipid content with an average of 12±9%, whereas for long-finned pilot whales it was 22±21% and for fin whales 31±14%. Lipid content of the two odontocetes varied between years of sampling, whilst for fin whales remained similar. The PCBs concentrations, especially in sperm whales, were in discordance with previous studies conducted in the same area and our δ13C, δ15N values. We hypothesized that (1) the extreme low lipid content found in the blubber, (2) the extraction procedure and (3) the biopsies technique, could explain such different pattern. Several papers demonstrated how POPs concentrations in cetaceans blubber are strongly influenced by its thickness, stratification and lipid profile. Therefore, the particular characteristics of blubber composition of deep—diving income breeders such as sperm whales, may not allow an efficient representation of POPs concentrations through the use of biopsies. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluences of proline and cysteine residues on fragment yield in matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization in-source decay mass spectrometry
Asakawa, Daiki; Smargiasso, Nicolas ULg; Quinton, Loïc ULg et al

in Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (2014)

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