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See detailMesoscale structures from magnetocapillary self-assembly
Vandewalle, Nicolas ULg; Obara, Noriko; Lumay, Geoffroy ULg

in European Physical Journal E -- Soft Matter (2013), 36

When identical soft ferromagnetic particles are suspended at some water-air interface, capillary attraction is balanced by magnetic repulsion induced by a vertical magnetic field. By adjusting the ... [more ▼]

When identical soft ferromagnetic particles are suspended at some water-air interface, capillary attraction is balanced by magnetic repulsion induced by a vertical magnetic field. By adjusting the magnetic field strength, the equilibrium interdistance between particles can be tuned. The aim of this paper is to study the ordering of particles for large assemblies. We have found an upper size limit above which the assembly collapses due to capillary effects. Before reaching this critical number of particles, defects are always present and limit the perfect ordering expected for that system. This is due to the curvature of the interface induced by the weight of the self-assembly. [less ▲]

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See detailMesoscale surface distribution of biogeochemical characteristics in the Crozet Basin frontal zones (South Indian Ocean)
Fiala, M.; Delille, Bruno ULg; Dubreuil, C. et al

in Marine Ecology. Progress Series (2003), 249

A mesoscale study was conducted in January and February 1999 in the Crozet Basin frontal zones (43degrees50' to 45degrees20'S, 61degrees00' to 64degrees30'E) within the southernmost and easternmost ... [more ▼]

A mesoscale study was conducted in January and February 1999 in the Crozet Basin frontal zones (43degrees50' to 45degrees20'S, 61degrees00' to 64degrees30'E) within the southernmost and easternmost convergence area of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) and the Agulhas Return Current (ARC). Distribution of biogeochemical parameters was strongly linked to the merged Subtropical (STF) and Subantarctic (SAF) Fronts which mark the border between the cold and less saline subantarctic waters and the warm and more saline subtropical waters. This survey took place during a post-bloom period. Chlorophyll a concentrations were low throughout the study area ranging from 0.2 mug l(-1) in the Polar Frontal Zone (PFZ) to 0.4 mug l(-1) in the Subtropical Zone (STZ). Maximum chlorophyll a values (0.8 mug l(-1)) associated with an increase in biogenic silica concentration (from 0.03 to 0.34 muM) and a diatom peak (1.2 x 10(5) cells l(-1)) were encountered in the northeastern part of the STF edge. Despite northwardly decreasing concentrations of nitrates from 14 muM in the PFZ to 6 PM in the STZ, they were not the main factor limiting phytoplankton growth. Low silicic acid (mean = 0.6 muM) could have limited diatom development in the PFZ and the STZ where diatom numbers were low. In STZ waters, where average diatom numbers were highest, various species of Nitzschia and Thalassiothrix were common, but Pseudonitzschia spp. were dominant. Throughout the survey area, pico- and nano-sized cells dominated the phytoplankton assemblage, and their number was the highest in the STZ. Cyanobacteria, only present in subtropical waters >12.5degreesC, were the major component of the picoplankton size-fraction. While dinoflagellate numbers were low in the Subantarctic Zone (SAZ), their abundance and species numbers increased in the STZ, where Oxytoxum laticeps became dominant and several further large-size species of Prorocentrum, Ceratium and Gymnodinium appeared in addition to those at the STF. The distribution of different biogeochemical parameters suggests that the Crozet Basin frontal region is a non-exporting system at the end of summer. During this post-bloom period, biological activity is low and phytoplankton growth severely limited. This is evidenced by the weak dependence of the partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO(2)) on biological activity and the importance of the air-sea exchange in maintaining pCO(2) close to saturation. [less ▲]

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See detailMesoscopic cross-film cryotrons: Vortex trapping and dc-Josephson-like oscillations of the critical current
Aladyshkin, A Yu; Ataklti, G. W.; Gillijns, W. et al

in Physical Review. B : Condensed Matter (2011), 83(14),

We investigate theoretically and experimentally the transport properties of a plain Al superconducting strip in the presence of a single straight current-carrying wire, oriented perpendicular to the ... [more ▼]

We investigate theoretically and experimentally the transport properties of a plain Al superconducting strip in the presence of a single straight current-carrying wire, oriented perpendicular to the superconducting strip. It is well known that the critical current of the superconducting strip, I(c), in such a cryotron-like system can be tuned by changing the current in the control wire, I(w). We demonstrated that the discrete change in the number of the pinned vortices/antivortices inside the narrow and long strip nearby the current-carrying wire results in a peculiar oscillatory dependence of I(c) on I(w). [less ▲]

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See detailMesoscopic fluctuations of the Loschmidt echo
Petitjean, Cyril ULg; Jacquod, P.

in PHYSICAL REVIEW E (2005), 71(3), 036223-6

We investigate the time-dependent variance of the fidelity with which an initial narrow wave packet is reconstructed after its dynamics is time reversed with a perturbed Hamiltonian. In the semiclassical ... [more ▼]

We investigate the time-dependent variance of the fidelity with which an initial narrow wave packet is reconstructed after its dynamics is time reversed with a perturbed Hamiltonian. In the semiclassical regime of perturbation, we show that the variance first rises algebraically up to a critical time t(c), after which it decays. To leading order in the effective Planck's constant h(eff), this decay is given by the sum of a classical term similar or equal to exp[-2 lambda t], a quantum term similar or equal to 2h(eff) exp[-Gamma t], and a mixed term similar or equal to 2 exp[-(Gamma+lambda)t]. Compared to the behavior of the average fidelity, this allows for the extraction of the classical Lyapunov exponent lambda in a larger parameter range. Our results are confirmed by numerical simulations. [less ▲]

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See detailMesoscopic model of intergranular cracks in low carbon steel during cooling of continuous casting
Castagne, S.; Pascon, Frédéric ULg; Lecomte-Beckers, Jacqueline ULg et al

in Lamberigts, M. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2nd international conference of thermomechanical processing of steels (TMP 2004) (2004)

This paper addresses the problem of transverse cracking during the continuous casting of low carbon steel. The damage mechanisms occurring at high temperature during this process are identified and a ... [more ▼]

This paper addresses the problem of transverse cracking during the continuous casting of low carbon steel. The damage mechanisms occurring at high temperature during this process are identified and a numerical approach for the modelling of these phenomena at the grain scale is proposed. Experiments allowing the identification of the model’s parameters are described. Finally, the first results obtained with the model are presented. [less ▲]

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See detailLe mesotheliome: un cancer professionnel encore d'actualite!
Corhay, Jean-Louis ULg; Duysinx, Bernard ULg; Louis, Renaud ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2008), 63(3), 128-35

Mesothelioma is a rare tumour, particularly aggressive, whose incidence increases because of the massive use of asbestos during the last century. Asbestos remains indeed the principal etiologic agent of ... [more ▼]

Mesothelioma is a rare tumour, particularly aggressive, whose incidence increases because of the massive use of asbestos during the last century. Asbestos remains indeed the principal etiologic agent of this cancer. In the event of mesothelioma it is advisable to seek an exposure, even of short duration, often which dates back to several decades. In certain circumstances compensation can be obtained at the Occupational Diseases Found. The renewed interest with regard to this tumour is supported by the improvement of mesothelioma management, the new imaging techniques, the new treatments and the broad diffusion of information related to the risk of developing this tumour following asbestos inhalation. [less ▲]

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See detailMesozoic marine crises and ichthyosaur history: a non-direct relationship
Fischer, Valentin ULg

Conference (2014, October)

Marine ecosystems underwent several profound crises throughout the Mesozoic; many of them are correlated with supra-regional to worldwide anoxic events. The impact of these crises is relatively well ... [more ▼]

Marine ecosystems underwent several profound crises throughout the Mesozoic; many of them are correlated with supra-regional to worldwide anoxic events. The impact of these crises is relatively well understood among animals occupying lower trophic levels but their influence on top predators of that time, fishes and marine reptiles, remains unclear. The fossil record of marine reptiles is of fluctuating quality but thoroughly revised taxonomic and phylogenetic frameworks now allow assessment of the influence of past climatic and oceanic changes on these top predators, by quantifying their cladogenesis and extinction rates across selected intervals. Here, I focus on ichthyosaurs, a successful clade of marine reptiles that colonized marine ecosystems during most of the Mesozoic. The ichthyosaur record indicates relatively few severe turnovers and a non direct relationship with environmental drivers, notably anoxic events. New fossils from France reveal the middle-late Norian extinctions did not eradicate the clade of whale-sized shastasaurid ichthyosaurs; similarly, the severe early Toarcian anoxic event, the end-Jurassic climate changes and several Cretaceous anoxic events did not impacted ichthyosaurs significantly, at least at the suprageneric level. On the other hand, severe turnovers or extinctions occurred during the latest Triassic and the Cenomanian and are coincident with a number of profound environmental and biotic changes. This indicates that unique drivers fail to explain the turnover patterns in ichthyosaur evolutionary history. Notably, oceanic anoxic events only impacted ichthyosaurs during the end-Cenomanian and did so during a period of intense climatic and biological upheavals. These major crises in ichthyosaur history are seemingly protracted over several million years and are probably best explained by a conjunction of causes. This is part of a wider project that will incorporate data from other contemporaneous groups to shed a new light on the general turnover patterns among marine top predators of the Mesozoic and the influence of ancient environmental changes in shaping their biodiversity. [less ▲]

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See detailMesozoic marine reptile palaeobiogeography in response to drifting plates
Bardet, Nathalie; Falconnet, Jocelyn; Fischer, Valentin ULg et al

in Gondwana Research (2014)

During the Mesozoic, various groups of reptiles underwent a spectacular return to an aquatic life, colonizing most marine environments. They were highly diversified both systematically and ecologically ... [more ▼]

During the Mesozoic, various groups of reptiles underwent a spectacular return to an aquatic life, colonizing most marine environments. They were highly diversified both systematically and ecologically, and most were the largest top-predators of the marine ecosystems of their time. The main groups were Ichthyosauria, Sauropterygia, Thalattosauria, and several lineages of Testudinata, Crocodyliformes, Rhynchocephalia and Squamata. Here we show that the palaeobiogeographical distribution of these marine reptiles closely followed the break-up of the supercontinent Pangaea and that they globally used the main marine corridors created by this break-up to disperse. Most Mesozoic marine reptile clades exhibit a cosmopolitan, or at least pandemic, distribution very early in their evolutionary history. The acquisition of morphological adaptations to a fully aquatic life, combined to special thermophysiological characteristics, are probably responsible for these animals to become efficient long-distance open-marine cruisers. Generally, Early Triassic taxa were near-shore animals mainly linked to the Tethys or Panthalassa coastlines. By the end of the Triassic and during the Jurassic, the break-up of Pangaea resulted in the formation of large marine corridors connecting the Tethys to the North Atlantic and Pacific realms, a trend increasing on during the Cretaceous with the expansion of the Atlantic Ocean and the break-up of the southern Gondwana, allowing open-sea marine reptiles to spread out over large distances. However, if large faunal interchanges were possible at a global scale following a dispersal model, some provinces, such as the Mediterranean Tethys, were characterized by a peculiar faunal identity, illustrating an absence of migration with time despite the apparent lack of barriers. So, if Continental Drift enabled global circulations and faunal interchanges via dispersals among Mesozoic marine reptiles, others parameters, such as ecological and biological constraints, probably also played a role in the local endemic distribution of some of these marine groups, as they do today. [less ▲]

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See detailMesozoic marine reptile palaeobiogeography in response to drifting plates
Bardet, Nathalie; Fischer, Valentin ULg; Houssaye, Alexandra et al

Conference (2012, September)

Mesosaurus Broom, 1913, from the Early Permian, is the first aquatic reptile known in the fossil record. Its co-occurrence in both South Africa (South Africa) and South America (Brazil, Uruguay) made it ... [more ▼]

Mesosaurus Broom, 1913, from the Early Permian, is the first aquatic reptile known in the fossil record. Its co-occurrence in both South Africa (South Africa) and South America (Brazil, Uruguay) made it one of the key-fossils - with the pteridospermatophyta plant Glossopteris - used by the German meteorologist / geophysician Alfred Wegener to support his theory of the Continental Drift (Kontinentalverschiebung), first published in 1912. But Mesosaurus was only the “tip of the iceberg” as, during the Mesozoic, various clades of reptiles massively invaded the aquatic, and more especially, the marine realm. They were highly diversified both systematically and ecologically, and some of them were large top-predators of the marine ecosystems. The main groups were, in order of appearance in the fossil record, Ichthyosauria (earliest Triassic – early Late Cretaceous), Sauropterygia (nothosaurs, pachypleurosaurs, placodonts, plesiosaurs; Early Triassic – latest Cretaceous), Thalattosauria (Middle-Late Triassic), Pleurosauria (Early Jurassic–Early Cretaceous), as well as, among others, several lineages of Chelonians (e.g. chelonioids, bothremydids, “thalassemyds”), Crocodyliformes (thalattosuchians, dyrosaurids, pholidosaurids, gavialoids) and Squamates (mosasauroids, “dolichosaurs”, marine snakes). During the Mesozoic, the palaeobiogeographical distributions and the dispersion events of these marine reptiles closely followed the break-off of the Pangea induced by plate tectonic movements. Although marine reptiles can help in determining the possible date of opening of marine corridors, the information they provide are less precise than that delivered by terrestrial faunas, as the marine realm is a more open system and various migration ways are always possible. Generally, the Triassic taxa were animals with a restricted palaeobiogeographical distribution living near the coastlines of the Pangea. From the end of the Triassic and during the Jurassic, the break-off of the Pangea resulted in the formation of large marine corridors, allowing open-sea marine reptiles such as ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs and crocodyliformes to spread out over large distances. As an example, similar marine reptile faunas are known from the Jurassic of Europe and southern South America, as a result of dispersion events via the Hispanic Corridor that connected the Tethys / North Atlantic and Pacific realms at this time. During the Cretaceous, and notably with the expansion of the Atlantic Ocean, most of these reptiles were cosmopolite and open-sea forms (plesiosaurs, mosasaurid squamates, chelonioid turtles). However, even if large faunal interchanges were possible, some provinces such as the Northern and Southern margins of the Tethys were characterized by a peculiar faunal identity, notably concerning mosasaurids, despite the apparent absence of barriers. So, if Continental Drift enabled circulation and faunal interchanges, other parameters such as ecological constraints probably also played a role in the distribution of these marine reptile faunas. [less ▲]

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See detailMESS (Mass-loss of Evolved StarS), a Herschel Key Program
Groenewegen, M. A. T.; Waelkens, C.; Barlow, M. J. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2011), 526

MESS (Mass-loss of Evolved StarS) is a Guaranteed Time Key Program that uses the PACS and SPIRE instruments on board the Herschel Space Observatory to observe a representative sample of evolved stars ... [more ▼]

MESS (Mass-loss of Evolved StarS) is a Guaranteed Time Key Program that uses the PACS and SPIRE instruments on board the Herschel Space Observatory to observe a representative sample of evolved stars, that include asymptotic giant branch (AGB) and post-AGB stars, planetary nebulae and red supergiants, as well as luminous blue variables, Wolf-Rayet stars and supernova remnants. In total, of order 150 objects are observed in imaging and about 50 objects in spectroscopy. This paper describes the target selection and target list, and the observing strategy. Key science projects are described, and illustrated using results obtained during Herschel's science demonstration phase. Aperture photometry is given for the 70 AGB and post-AGB stars observed up to October 17, 2010, which constitutes the largest single uniform database of far-IR and sub-mm fluxes for late-type stars. [less ▲]

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See detailMessage et ambassade chez les historiens latins : une approche lexicométrique
Longrée, Dominique ULg

in Jacquin, Gérard (Ed.) Récits d'ambassades et figures du messager (2007)

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See detailMessage reçu. Prévoyons traitement longue durée. Espérons aide efficace.
Dumortier, Jean-Louis ULg

in Promotion de l'Enseignement en Français (1988)

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See detailLe Messager du Livre. Genèses de Mallarmé
Durand, Pascal ULg

Doctoral thesis (1994)

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See detailUn messager intercellulaire original, le NO (monoxyde d'azote)
Liégeois, Jean-François ULg; Damas, Jacques ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1993), 48(7), 406-13

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See detailLes messagers de la floraison
Périlleux, Claire ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2005)

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See detailMessenger RNA expression for a TSH receptor variant in the thymus of a two-year old child
Paschke, Ralf; Geenen, Vincent ULg

in Journal of Molecular Medicine (1995), 73577-580

We recently described the presence of a TSH receptor variant in orbital tissues. The presence of this TSH receptor variant in the thymus suggests that induction of immune tolerance to this TSH receptor ... [more ▼]

We recently described the presence of a TSH receptor variant in orbital tissues. The presence of this TSH receptor variant in the thymus suggests that induction of immune tolerance to this TSH receptor-transcript is possible. A lack of tolerance induction for this TSH receptor variant could provide an explanation for a possible antigenic link between Graves' disease and thyroid-associated orbitopathy. [less ▲]

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See detailLes messicoles, fleurs des moissons
Legast, Marie ULg; Mahy, Grégory ULg; Bodson, Bernard ULg

Book published by Claude Delbeuck/Direction générale de l'Agriculture (2008)

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See detailMessinian vegetation maps of the Mediterranean region using models and interpolated pollen data
Favre, Eric ULg; François, Louis ULg; Fluteau, Frederic et al

in Geobios (2007), 40(3), 433-443

This study proposes to compare the outputs from the CARAIB vegetation model forced by results from the LMD General Circulation Model with interpolated pollen data (Kriging method) from the Mediterranean ... [more ▼]

This study proposes to compare the outputs from the CARAIB vegetation model forced by results from the LMD General Circulation Model with interpolated pollen data (Kriging method) from the Mediterranean region during the Messinian. The vegetation maps that have been obtained represent distinct phases of the salinity crisis: before the crisis and during the marginal evaporitic phase (interpolated map), and during the complete desiccation phase (simulated map). However, they are comparable in terms of vegetation density and agree on a strong contrast between the Northern (forest vegetation) and Southern (open vegetation) Mediterranean regions. Main differences concern the type of forests in the northern Mediterranean region, which are explained by discrepancies between precipitation amount predicted by the model and that calculated by a transfer function using pollen records. The interpolation method has been successfully tested in France using interpolated current pollen records by comparison with the present-day potential vegetation map. The resulting Messinian map is useful to validate or improve model simulation which does not take into account the depth of the Mediterranean Basin when it dried up. The Southern Mediterranean landscapes were open, with a steppe-like vegetation to the West and a savannah-like vegetation to the East. Forests prevailed to the North, organized in a mosaic system mainly controlled by relief. Such a contrast provides some explanation of the large number of deep fluvial canyons cut on the Northern margin at opposed to the South during the Mediterranean desiccation. (C) 2007 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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