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See detailLight as a modulator of cognitive brain functions
Vandewalle, Gilles ULg

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See detailLight as a modulator of executive and emotional brain functions
Vandewalle, Gilles ULg

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See detailLight as a modulator of executive and emotional brain functions
Vandewalle, Gilles ULg

Conference (2012, June)

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See detailLight charged particle and intermediate mass fragment cross-sections in GeV proton-induced reactions
Bollini, V.; Bubak, A.; Budzanowski, A. et al

in Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment (2006), 562(2), 733-736

As an international collaboration PISA (Proton Induced SpAllation) has initiated measurements of total and double differential cross-sections for products of spallation reactions at the proton accelerator ... [more ▼]

As an international collaboration PISA (Proton Induced SpAllation) has initiated measurements of total and double differential cross-sections for products of spallation reactions at the proton accelerator COSY in Julich (Germany) in order to study secondary particle production created in structural, window, and target materials by proton beams up to 2.5 GeV incident kinetic energy. In the framework of Spallation Neutron Sources and accelerator-driven systems, residual nuclei (H, He up to intermediate mass fragrments) production cross-sections are of great importance for estimation of damage in target and structural materials. Reliable and comprehensive experimental data, especially for p-energies beyond I GeV will serve as benchmarks for code development and validation. Data taken by Bragg curve spectroscopy and silicon detector telescopes for the reaction 1.9 GeV p + Ni(Au) will be discussed and kinetic energy spectra of light ions and intermediate mass fragments will be presented. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailLight curve of the Ap star TW Columbae
Renson, Pierre ULg; Manfroid, Jean ULg

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (1992), 256

The uvby light curves of the Ap star TW Col are analyzed. The presence of a small-scale dip in the curves appears to be in conflict with a simple spotted-rotator model. TW Col is the second star, after 46 ... [more ▼]

The uvby light curves of the Ap star TW Col are analyzed. The presence of a small-scale dip in the curves appears to be in conflict with a simple spotted-rotator model. TW Col is the second star, after 46 Eri, for which such a phenomenon seems to be confirmed. [less ▲]

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See detailThe light curves of periodic Be stars in NGC 3766
Balona, L. A.; Sterken, C.; Manfroid, Jean ULg

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (1991), 252

Results of an intensive photometric campaign on four period Be stars in the southern open cluster NGC 3766 are presented as well as light curves covering the years 1985-1990. It is found that, in spite of ... [more ▼]

Results of an intensive photometric campaign on four period Be stars in the southern open cluster NGC 3766 are presented as well as light curves covering the years 1985-1990. It is found that, in spite of dramatic changes in the shapes and amplitudes of the light curves, phase locking is maintained and the period is unchanged over the five-year interval. It is concluded that within observational limits there is no evidence for coherent multiperiodicity in any of the four stars. No obvious correlation is found between the amplitudes or shapes of the light curves and the H-alpha line profiles. These findings are discussed in the light of the nonradial pulsation and starspot hypotheses, and they are shown to be observationally indistinguishable. A model in which matter is trapped in a magnetic field and forced into corotation with the star is discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailLight effect on sleep homeostasis, cognitive performance and mood
Viola, Antoine; Gabel, Virginie; Maire, Micheline et al

in Journal of Sleep Research (2012), 21(Suppl.1), 60

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See detailLight Guiding Plate With Internal Micro-Prisms
Habraken, Serge ULg

Patent (2003)

A guiding plate is used to split light in several beams, called fan out. In a different embodiment, the light splitting is used to produce an extraction as a uniform lighting

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See detailLight impact on cognitive brain function depends on circadian phase, sleep pressure and PER3 polymorphism
Vandewalle, Gilles ULg

in Journal of Sleep Research (2012), 21(Suppl. 1),

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See detailLight induced functionalization of PCL-PEG block copolymers for the covalent immobilization of biomolecules
Pourcelle, Vincent; Freichels, Hélène ULg; Stoffelbach, François et al

in Biomacromolecules (2009), 10(4), 966-974

Functionalized poly-ε-caprolactone-block-polyethyleneglycol (PCL-PEG) amphiphilic copolymers were prepared to be constituents of nanocarriers used for the targeting of specific cells. Hence, we conceived ... [more ▼]

Functionalized poly-ε-caprolactone-block-polyethyleneglycol (PCL-PEG) amphiphilic copolymers were prepared to be constituents of nanocarriers used for the targeting of specific cells. Hence, we conceived a smooth and simple photografting methodology on these copolymers using a bifunctional molecular clip (O-succinimidyl-4-(p-azido-phenyl)butanoate). We prepared PCL-PEGs with pendent N-hydroxysuccinimide esters and studied the grafting with 3H-lysine, which radioactivity was counted by LSC. Several parameters were investigated, such as behavior of homopolymers, initial concentrations, irradiation, and incubation durations. Evidences of a “PEG directed photografting” are discussed and this selectivity could be improved by a selective solvent technique. The photografting on different PCL-PEGs revealed a dependency of the rates to the crystallinity of the copolymers. Several controls by SEC, DLS, and TEM of the treated copolymers were realized. Lastly, the coupling of α-d-mannopyranoside ligand was performed, reaching amounts of 5400 nmol/g of PCL-PEG. This derivatized PCL-PEG enters in the preparation of nanocarriers used for the targeting of antigen presenting cells. [less ▲]

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See detailLight induced photosynthetic electron transfer upon anaerobiosis in Chlamydomonas: Kinetics, electron sinks and setup of a fluorescence screen to identify new players
Godaux, Damien ULg; Emonds-Alt, Barbara ULg; Alric, Jean et al

Conference (2012, June 15)

In Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, prolonged anaerobiosis leads to the expression of various fermentative pathways. Among them, oxygen-sensitive hydrogenases (hyd) catalyze the reduction of protons from ... [more ▼]

In Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, prolonged anaerobiosis leads to the expression of various fermentative pathways. Among them, oxygen-sensitive hydrogenases (hyd) catalyze the reduction of protons from reduced ferredoxin resulting in the production of molecular hydrogen. In this work, light-induced photosynthetic electron transfer after a prolonged dark-anaerobiosis period was studied by following the kinetics of chlorophyll fluorescence emission, P700 oxidation and proton-motive force formation and consumption during the first 3 seconds of illumination. We show that during the induction of photosynthesis, an hyd-dependent photosynthetic electron transfer operates at a maximal rate of 110 electrons per photosystem per second, that is about half the one measured in aerobiosis. The implication in this process of components of the linear, cyclic and chlororespiratory electron transfer pathways, as well as various electron sinks, are investigated thanks to the availability of mutants. In a next step, we screen an insertional mutant library (~3000 clones) on the basis of the fluorescence induction kinetics upon a shift from dark-anaerobiosis to light. Five mutants display the signature of mutants deficient for NADPH:PQ oxidoreductase or hyd activities. In particular, one is defective for hydrogenase HydG assembly factor. This mutant behaves exactly has the hydEF mutant, thus confirming that in vivo both the assembly factors are required for an efficient hydrogenase activity. [less ▲]

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See detailLight modulates cognitive brain functions
Vandewalle, Gilles ULg

Scientific conference (2014, January 31)

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See detailLight modulation of human sleep depends on a polymorphism in the clock gene Period3.
Chellappa, Sarah Laxhmi ULg; Viola, Antoine U.; Schmidt, Christina ULg et al

in Behavioural Brain Research (2014), 271

Non-image-forming (NIF) responses to light powerfully modulate human physiology. However, it remains scarcely understood how NIF responses to light modulate human sleep and its EEG hallmarks, and if there ... [more ▼]

Non-image-forming (NIF) responses to light powerfully modulate human physiology. However, it remains scarcely understood how NIF responses to light modulate human sleep and its EEG hallmarks, and if there are differences across individuals. Here we investigated NIF responses to light on sleep in individuals genotyped for the PERIOD3 (PER3) variable-number tandem-repeat (VNTR) polymorphism. Eighteen healthy young men (20-28 years; mean+/-SEM: 25.9+/-1.2) homozygous for the PER3 polymorphism were matched by age, body-mass index, and ethnicity. The study protocol comprised a balanced cross-over design during the winter, during which participants were exposed to either light of 40lx at 6500K (blue-enriched) or light at 2500K (non-blue enriched), during 2h in the evening. Compared to light at 2500K, light at 6500K induced a significant increase in all-night NREM sleep slow-wave activity (SWA: 1.0-4.5Hz) in the occipital cortex for PER3(5/5) individuals, but not for PER3(4/4) volunteers. Dynamics of SWA across sleep cycles revealed increased occipital NREM sleep SWA for virtuallyall sleep episode only for PER3(5/5) individuals. Furthermore, they experienced light at 6500K as significantly brighter. Intriguingly, this subjective perception of brightness significantly predicted their increased occipital SWA throughout the sleep episode. Our data indicate that humans homozygous for the PER3(5/5) allele are more sensitive to NIF light effects, as indexed by specific changes in sleep EEG activity. Ultimately, individual differences in NIF light responses on sleep may depend on a clock gene polymorphism involved in sleep-wake regulation. [less ▲]

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See detailLight reflection model for lighting applications
Embrechts, Jean-Jacques ULg

in Lighting Research & Technology (1995), 27(4)

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See detailLight Response of Seedlings of a Central African Timber Tree Species, Lophira alata (Ochnaceae), and the Definition of Light Requirements
Biwolé, Achille Bernard; Daïnou, Kasso ULg; Fayolle, Adeline ULg et al

in Biotropica (2015), 47(6), 681-688

Light is of primary importance in structuring tropical tree communities. Light exposure at seedling and adult stages has been used to characterize the ecological profile of tropical trees, with many ... [more ▼]

Light is of primary importance in structuring tropical tree communities. Light exposure at seedling and adult stages has been used to characterize the ecological profile of tropical trees, with many implications in forest management and restoration ecology. Most shadetolerance classification systems have been proposed based on empirical observations in a specific area and thus result in contradictions among categories assigned to a given species. In this study, we aimed to quantify the light requirements for seedling growth of a Central African timber tree, Lophira alata (Ochnaceae), taking into account effects of population origin. In two controlled experiments: a light response experiment and a comparative population experiment, conducted in southwestern Cameroon, using seeds collected from four populations (three from Cameroon and one from Gabon), we examined the quantitative responses to irradiance of seedlings. After 2 years, mortality was very low (<3%), even in extremely low irradiance. Growth and biomass allocation patterns varied in response to light, with intermediate irradiance (24–43%) providing optimal conditions. Light response differed between populations. The Boumba population in the northeastern edge of the species’ distribution exhibited the highest light requirements, suggesting a local adaptation. As a result of positive growth at low irradiance and maximum growth at intermediate irradiance, we concluded that L. alata exhibits characteristics of both non-pioneer and pioneer species. Implications of our results to propose an objective way to assign the light requirement for tropical tree species are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailLight scattering by rough surfaces: Electromagnetic model for lighting simulations
Embrechts, Jean-Jacques ULg

in Lighting Research & Technology (1992), 24(4)

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See detailLight scattering properties of exopolysaccharide solutions.
Lespineux, David; Sevrin, Chantal ULg; Freitas, F et al

Poster (2009, April 01)

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