Nicolas Mercier

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The paper presents a motion estimation method based on data assimilation in a dynamic model, named Image Model, expressing the physical evolution of a quantity observed on the images. The application concerns the retrieval of apparent surface velocity from a sequence of satellite data, acquired over the ocean. The Image Model includes a shallow-water(More)
This paper describes an innovative approach to estimate motion from image observations of divergence-free flows. Unlike most stateof-the-art methods, which only minimize the divergence of the motion field, our approach utilizes the vorticity-velocity formalism in order to construct a motion field in the subspace of divergence free functions. A 4DVAR-like(More)
Novel fused donor-acceptor dyad (TTF-Q or D-A) and acceptor-donor-acceptor triad (Q-TTF-Q or A-D-A) incorporating the donor tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) and the acceptor p-benzoquinone (Q) have been synthesized. The solution UV-vis spectra of these molecules display a low-energy absorption band that is attributed to an intramolecular charge transfer between(More)
A series of redox-responsive ligands that associate the electroactive tetrathiafulvalene core with polyether subunits of various lengths has been synthesized. X-ray structures are provided for each of the free ligands. The requisite structural criteria for reaching switchable ligands are satisfied for the largest macrocycles, that is, planarity of the(More)
The poster describes an innovative method to simultaneously estimate motion and track a structure on an image sequence. To process noisy images, assumptions on dynamics should be involved. Consequently, the method relies on the dynamics equations of the studied physical system. The issue of tracking a structure has been largely studied in the image(More)
The zwitterionic bipyridinium carboxylate ligand 1-(4-carboxyphenyl)-4,4'-bipyridinium (hpc1) in the presence of 1,4-benzenedicarboxylate anions (BDC(2-)) and Zn(2+) ions affords three porous coordination polymers (PCPs): [Zn5(hpc1)2(BDC)4(HCO2)2]·2DMF·EtOH·H2O (1), [Zn3(hpc1)(BDC)2(HCO2)(OH)(H2O)]·DMF·EtOH·H2O (2), and(More)
[structure: see text] Planarized star-shaped oligothiophenes 1 have been synthesized by connecting short-chain oligothiophenes on a benzo[1,2-b:3,4-b':5,6-b' ']trithiophene central core. Their electrochemical and optical properties have been characterized by cyclic voltammetry and UV-visible spectroscopy, respectively. These results associated with(More)
Data Assimilation is a well-known mathematical technic used, in environmental sciences, to improve, thanks to observation data, the forecasts obtained by meteorological, oceanographic or air quality simulation models. It aims to solve the evolution equations, describing the dynamics of the state variables, and an observation equation, linking at each(More)
The first hybrid perovskites incorporating alcohol-based bifunctional ammonium cations, (HO(CH(2))(2)NH(3))(2)PbX(4) (X = I, Br), have been prepared and characterized. (HO(CH(2))(2)NH(3))(2)PbI(4) adopts a monoclinic cell, a = 8.935(1) A, b= 9.056(2) A, c = 10.214(3) A, beta = 100.26(1) degrees , V = 813.3(3) A(3), P2(1)/a, and Z = 2, and(More)
The alpha1-(Br-(CH(2))(2)-NH(3))(2)PbI(4) hybrid perovskite undergoes a solid-state transformation, that is, the reaction between the organic cations and the perovskite layers to give the new hybrid perovskite (Br-(CH(2))(2)-NH(3))(2-x)(I-(CH(2))(2)-NH(3))(x)PbBr(x)I(4-x), based on mixed halide inorganic layers. This transformation has been followed by a(More)