Axelle Amon

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Transcriptional memory of transient signals can be imprinted on living systems and influence their reactivity to repeated stimulations. Although they are classically ascribed to structural chromatin rearrangements in eukaryotes, such behaviors can also rely on dynamic memory circuits with sustained self-amplification loops. However, these phenomena are(More)
The binary path selection of droplets reaching a T junction is regulated by time-delayed feedback and nonlinear couplings. Such mechanisms result in complex dynamics of droplet partitioning: numerous discrete bifurcations between periodic regimes are observed. We introduce a model based on an approximation that makes this problem tractable. This allows us(More)
The elastic coupling between plastic events is generally invoked to interpret plastic properties and the failure of amorphous soft glassy materials. We report an experiment where the emergence of a self-organized plastic flow is observed well before the failure. For this we impose an homogeneous stress on a granular material, and measure local deformations(More)
We study experimentally the dynamical heterogeneities occurring at slow shear, in a model amorphous glassy material, i.e., a 3D granular packing. The deformation field is resolved spatially by using a diffusive wave spectroscopy technique. The heterogeneities show up as localized regions of strong deformations spanning a mesoscopic size of about 10 grains(More)
Chaperone synthesis in response to proteotoxic stress is dependent on a family of transcription factors named heat shock factors (HSFs). The two main factors in this family, HSF1 and HSF2, are co-expressed in numerous tissues where they can interact and form heterotrimers in response to proteasome inhibition. HSF1 and HSF2 exhibit two alternative splicing(More)
We investigate the transport of periodic trains of droplets through microfluidic networks having one inlet, one outlet, and nodes consisting of T junctions. Variations of the dilution of the trains, i.e., the distance between drops, reveal the existence of various hydrodynamic regimes characterized by the number of preferential paths taken by the drops. As(More)
We propose an experimental setup based on diffusive wave spectroscopy for studying deformations of a solid material. The scattered waves are measured during the deformation of the solid material at different locations of its surface. The correlations of the scattered intensities are measured. The loss of correlation can be related to the invariants of the(More)
Pattern heterogeneities and anisotropies often carry significant physical information. We provide a toolbox which: (i) cumulates analysis in terms of position, direction and scale; (ii) is as general as possible; (iii) is simple and fast to understand, implement, execute and exploit. It consists in dividing the image into analysis boxes at a chosen scale;(More)
We propose a dynamical mechanism leading to the fluidization by external mechanical fluctuations of soft-glassy amorphous material driven below the yield stress. The model is based on the combination of memory effect and nonlinearity, leading to an accumulation of tiny effects over a long term. We test this scenario on a granular packing driven mechanically(More)
We show experimentally that parametric interaction can induce a cooperative oscillation of non-simultaneously resonant transverse modes in an optical parametric oscillator. More generally, this effect is expected to occur in any spatially extended system subjected to boundary conditions where nonlinear wave mixing of two nonresonant spatial modes can(More)