Maxime Pelletier

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The objective of this investigation is to determine the possibility of rapidly sensing soil mineral-N content using near infrared (NIR) reflectance. Simulation studies were conducted to determine the ability of Partial Least Squares (PLS) and Principal Components Regression (PCR) techniques to relate NIR spectral data to soil nitrate content in the presence(More)
Easily disrupted: Micelles of a new amphiphilic block copolymer that bear coumarin groups are sensitive to near infrared light by two-photon absorption of the chromophore. Disruption of the micelles under irradiation at 794 nm results in release of both photocleaved coumarin and encapsulated nile red from the hydrophobic core of micelle into aqueous(More)
Micelles of a diblock copolymer composed of poly(ethylene oxide) and poly(2-tetrahydropyranyl methacrylate) (PEO-b-PTHPMA) in aqueous solution could be disrupted by high-frequency ultrasound (1.1 MHz). It was found that, upon exposure to a high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) beam at room temperature, the pH value of the micellar solution decreased over(More)
Reversible trans–cis photoisomerization of azobenzene and its derivatives has been extensively studied and exploited as a photoswitch in numerous molecular systems and functional materials. Thermally activated cis–trans isomerization is also well understood, the rate of which depends on the substituents on the azobenzene and the environment surrounding the(More)
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