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See detailStudy of the morphology of copper hydroxynitrate nanoplatelets obtained by controlled double jet precipitation and urea hydrolysis
Henrist, Catherine ULg; Traina, Karl ULg; Hubert, Cédric ULg et al

in Journal of Crystal Growth (2003), 254(1-2), 176-187

A copper hydroxynitrate of stoichiometry Cu-2(OH)(3)NO3, analogous to the layered double hydroxide family, was synthesized by the so-called controlled double jet precipitation technique, and by hydrolysis ... [more ▼]

A copper hydroxynitrate of stoichiometry Cu-2(OH)(3)NO3, analogous to the layered double hydroxide family, was synthesized by the so-called controlled double jet precipitation technique, and by hydrolysis of urea in the presence of copper nitrate. Special attention has been focused on the size, morphology and agglomeration tendency of the particles. The aim of this work is to define the optimum precipitation conditions in terms of quality and dispersability of the recovered product. Such platelet-like particles Can be used as anisotropic fillers in nanocomposite materials. Several reaction parameters such as flow and concentration of the reactant solutions, design of the reactor and addition of a growth modifier were studied. (C) 2003 Elsevier -Science B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalyse sensorielle : principes de base.
Blecker, Christophe ULg

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See detail2-oxepane-1,5-dione: a precursor of a novel class of versatile semicrystalline biodegradable (co)-polyesters
Latere Dwan'Isa, Jean-Pierre; Lecomte, Philippe ULg; Dubois, Philippe et al

Poster (2003, May 16)

2-oxepane-1,5-dione (OPD) was synthesized by Baeyer-Villiger oxidation of 1,4 cyclohexanedione and ring-opening polymerized by 1-phenyl- 2-propanol / tin octoate with formation of a semicrystalline ... [more ▼]

2-oxepane-1,5-dione (OPD) was synthesized by Baeyer-Villiger oxidation of 1,4 cyclohexanedione and ring-opening polymerized by 1-phenyl- 2-propanol / tin octoate with formation of a semicrystalline polyester of high melting temperature (Tm :147°C). Dibutyin dimethoxide and 2,2-dibutyl-2-stanna-1,3-dioxepane (DSDOP) proved to be efficient initiators for the random copolymerization of ε-caprolactone (εCL) and OPD. Random distribution of the comonomer units was confirmed by DSC, 1H and 13C NMR analyses. A single Tm was observed, which varies regularly and monotonically with the OPD content as result of a cocrystallisation phenomenon. The single glass transition temperature (Tg) obeys the Fox equation. It is noteworthy that a copolymer containing 30 mol % OPD exhibits a Tm of 90°C. It is stable up to 140°C under nitrogen for one hour, such that processing by extrusion is quite possible. The OPD decomposition is maximum at 223°C for a heating rate of 10°C/min. The mechanism of thermal degradation was investigated and cleared up. The ketone increases the copolymer hydrophilicity and thus sensitivity to hydrolysis. The mechanical properties are quite reminiscent of PCL of comparable molecular weight. Quite interestingly, OPD imparts sensitivity to photo-cross-linking to this novel class of materials. [less ▲]

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See detailPrécisions conceptuelles et méthodologiques en matière d’éducation au changement climatique.
Semal, Nathalie ULg

Speech (2003)

Cette allocutiona été présentée lors d'une réunion de travail organisée dans le cadre de la Convention des Nations Unies sur le Changement Climatique, dédiée à l'implémentation de son article 6, relatif à ... [more ▼]

Cette allocutiona été présentée lors d'une réunion de travail organisée dans le cadre de la Convention des Nations Unies sur le Changement Climatique, dédiée à l'implémentation de son article 6, relatif à l'éducation et à la sensibilisation du public au réchauffement climatique. Elle tente de développer quelques principes de base, tirés des enseignements des expériences menées en éducation relative à l'environnement. [less ▲]

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See detailTime correlations and 1/f behavior in backscattering radar reflectivity measurements from cirrus cloud ice fluctuations
Ivanova, K.; Ackerman, T. P.; Clothiaux, E. E. et al

in Journal of Geophysical Research. Atmospheres (2003), 108(D9),

[1] The state of the atmosphere is governed by the classical laws of fluid motion and exhibits correlations in various spatial and temporal scales. These correlations are crucial to understand the short ... [more ▼]

[1] The state of the atmosphere is governed by the classical laws of fluid motion and exhibits correlations in various spatial and temporal scales. These correlations are crucial to understand the short- and long-term trends in climate. Cirrus clouds are important ingredients of the atmospheric boundary layer. To improve future parameterization of cirrus clouds in climate models, it is important to understand the cloud properties and how they change within the cloud. We study correlations in the fluctuations of radar signals obtained at isodepths of winter and fall cirrus clouds. In particular, we focus on three quantities: (1) the backscattering cross-section, (2) the Doppler velocity, and (3) the Doppler spectral width. They correspond to the physical coefficients used in Navier Stokes equations to describe flows, i.e., bulk modulus, viscosity, and thermal conductivity. In all cases we find that power law time correlations exist with a crossover between regimes at about 3 to 5 min. We also find that different type of correlations, including 1/f behavior, characterize the top and the bottom layers and the bulk of the clouds. The underlying mechanisms for such correlations are suggested to originate in ice nucleation and crystal growth processes. [less ▲]

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See detailSTUDY OF SOME FACTORS INFLUENCING BIODEGRADATION OF ISOPROPYLBENZENE BY RHODOCOCCUS ERYTHROPOLIS
Aldric, Jean-Marc ULg; Destain, Jacqueline; Thonart, Philippe ULg

(2003, May 06)

THE PRESENT STUDY EXAMINES THE EFFECT OF VARIOUS FACTORS ON THE BIODEGRADATION OF IPB BY RHODOCOCCUS ERYTHROPOLYS. BY THE IMPLEMENTED PLAN OF PLACKETT AND BURMAN, A POSITIVE EFFECT OF IRON, NEUTRAL pH AND ... [more ▼]

THE PRESENT STUDY EXAMINES THE EFFECT OF VARIOUS FACTORS ON THE BIODEGRADATION OF IPB BY RHODOCOCCUS ERYTHROPOLYS. BY THE IMPLEMENTED PLAN OF PLACKETT AND BURMAN, A POSITIVE EFFECT OF IRON, NEUTRAL pH AND ETHANOL ON THE BIODEGRADATION COULD BE DEMONSTRATED. COMPLEMENTARY EXPERIMENTS IN A BIOREACTOR SHOW THAT ETHANOL, USED AS COSUBSTRATE IN BUFFERED MEDIUM, ALLOWS CELL GROWTH WHILE OPTIMIZING BIODEGRADATION OF IPB. [less ▲]

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See detailLes nouveaux antifongiques
Hayette, Marie-Pierre ULg

in Noso-Bulles, bulletin d'information du comité d'hygiène hospitalière et du GGA du CHU de liège (2003)

L'article est une mise au point sur les antifongiques avec leurs indications, toxicité, posologie et critères de remboursement.

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See detailOrigine des troubles morphosyntaxiques chez des enfants dysphasiques
Maillart, Christelle ULg

Doctoral thesis (2003)

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See detailCoupling GIS with database for hydrogeological mapping.
Bouezmarni, Mohamed ULg

Conference (2003, May)

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See detailCaractérisation et utilisation du micro-habitat du saumon atlantique (Salmo salar) selon la stucture turbulente del'écoulement.
Brown, Julie; Boyer, Claudine; Enders, Eva et al

Conference (2003, May)

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See detailPrevention of malnutrition in older people during and after hospitalisation: results from a randomised controlled clinical trial
Gazzotti, C.; Arnaud-Battandier, F.; Parello, M. et al

in Age & Ageing (2003), 32(3), 321-325

Objective: to prevent the occurrence of weight loss during hospitalisation and following discharge by daily oral supplementation. Design: in a prospective, randomised, controlled study of 80 patients aged ... [more ▼]

Objective: to prevent the occurrence of weight loss during hospitalisation and following discharge by daily oral supplementation. Design: in a prospective, randomised, controlled study of 80 patients aged 75 or more, and at risk of undernutrition based on their initial Mini Nutritional Assessment score, patients were randomised into a control group or one receiving oral supplementation. The intervention was a prescription of 200 ml sweet or salty sip feed twice daily (500 kcal, 21 g protein per day) throughout hospitalisation and convalescence. Nutritional status was assessed at baseline and after 2 months using Mini Nutritional Assessment and body weight record. Results: compliance with oral supplementation was good and daily extra energy intake was 407+/-184 kcal. On day 60, significant weight loss from upon admission was observed in the control group (-1.23+/-2.5 kg; P=0.01), but not in the supplemented group (0.28+/-3.8 kg; NS). At the end of the study, Mini Nutritional Assessment scores were higher in the supplemented group than in the control group (23.5+/-3.9 versus 20.8+/-3.6; P<0.01). Conclusion: use of daily oral supplementation during and after hospitalisation maintains body weight and increases Mini Nutritional Assessment score in patients at risk of undernutrition. [less ▲]

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See detailLe role de la chirurgie dans la prevention d'un accident vasculaire cerebral d'origine carotidienne
Limet, Raymond ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2003), 58(5), 293-6

Early and late results of North American Trial (NASCET) demonstrate the efficacy of surgery to prevent major ipsilateral stroke in symptomatic patients; the benefit is proportional to the degree of ... [more ▼]

Early and late results of North American Trial (NASCET) demonstrate the efficacy of surgery to prevent major ipsilateral stroke in symptomatic patients; the benefit is proportional to the degree of stenosis. In asymptomatic patients, the benefit is real, but quantitavivement less pronounced. [less ▲]

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See detailPrevention secondaire des accidents ischemiques coronariens par la chirurgie de pontage aorto-coronaire
Radermecker, Marc ULg; Limet, Raymond ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2003), 58(5), 283-6

Coronary artery bypass surgery has shown its superiority on other therapeutic options in specific but frequent indications such as left main lesions, multivessel disease with alteration of ventricular ... [more ▼]

Coronary artery bypass surgery has shown its superiority on other therapeutic options in specific but frequent indications such as left main lesions, multivessel disease with alteration of ventricular function, proximal lesions of the LAD, and multivessel diseases in diabetic patients. After reviewing the epidemiology of coronary artherosclerosis, we emphasize the efficacy of the surgical treatment compared to medical or interventional therapy for preventing ischemic events. The results derived from randomized studies may be even further improved by the implementation of beating heart surgery and the systematic use of multiple arterial conduits. [less ▲]

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See detailPrevention secondaire apres syndrome coronarien aigu
Legrand, Victor ULg; Gach, Olivier ULg; Martinez, Christophe ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2003), 58(5), 279-82

Acute coronary syndromes are a major health care problem which remains associated with high rates of mortality, myocardial infarction and rehospitalisation after hospital discharge for acute treatment ... [more ▼]

Acute coronary syndromes are a major health care problem which remains associated with high rates of mortality, myocardial infarction and rehospitalisation after hospital discharge for acute treatment. The general practitioner has a critical role in the management of these patients. Physicians have to ensure an adequate control of all coronary risk factors. Systematic use of statines and aspirin is recommended. Also, the use of clopidogrel, fibrates, beta blockers and ACE inhibitors should be considered in some circumstances. Conversely, hormone replacement therapy in women, antioxydants and nitrates in the absence of angina are ineffective. [less ▲]

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See detailStudy of complex carbides obtained after solidification and thermal treatment in High Speed Steels
Tchuindjang, Jérôme Tchoufack ULg; Lecomte-Beckers, Jacqueline ULg

in Proceedings des journées annuelles de la Société belge de physique SBP-BSP (27 et 28 mai 2003) (2003, May)

High-speed steels (HSS) rolls are used in front finishing stands of hot strip mills. Good wear resistance and hardness at high temperature are defining characteristics of HSS. Many carbides are present in ... [more ▼]

High-speed steels (HSS) rolls are used in front finishing stands of hot strip mills. Good wear resistance and hardness at high temperature are defining characteristics of HSS. Many carbides are present in these alloys, each having different effects upon the final properties of HSS. As a result, the nature, the morphology and the amount of these carbides are factors of important concern. Optical microscopy combined with electron microscopy lead to quicker identification and characterization of HSS carbides. [less ▲]

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See detailL'exercice du contrôle de gestion en contexte PME : étude comparée des cas français, canadien et belge
Van Caillie, Didier ULg

in Association Francophone de Comptabilité (Ed.) Actes du 23ème Congrès de l'Association Francophone de Comptabilité (2003, May)

This paper compares practices in terms of management control emerging from field researches conducted respectively in France, Canada and Belgium and proposes a global synthetic model describing ... [more ▼]

This paper compares practices in terms of management control emerging from field researches conducted respectively in France, Canada and Belgium and proposes a global synthetic model describing specifcities of these practices. [less ▲]

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