Yves Tessier

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Fluorine was determined in the iliac crest bones of patients and in ribs collected from post-mortem investigations by particle-induced gamma-ray emission based on the 19F(p,p'gamma)19F reaction, using 2.0/2.5 MeV protons. The results indicate that for 68% of the human samples the F concentration is in the range 500-1999 microg g(-1). For comparison purposes(More)
Instabilities in dusty plasmas are frequent phenomena. We show that some instabilities can be described by mixed-mode oscillations often encountered in chemical systems or neuronal dynamics and studied through dynamical system theories. The time evolution of these instabilities is studied through the change in the associated waveform. Frequency and(More)
Lower limb movements for clutch-pedal operations were investigated and the influence of four parameters (seat height, pedal travel, pedal travel inclination, pedal resistance) was studied using a multi-adjustable experimental seat. Fifteen subjects participated in the experiment: five short females, five average height males and five tall males. A(More)
In complex plasmas, the trapped dust particle cloud is often characterized by a central dust-free region ("void"). The void induces a spatial inhomogeneity of the dust particle distribution and is at the origin of many intricate unstable phenomena. One type of this kind of behavior is the so-called heartbeat instability consisting of successive contractions(More)
Dust formation and growth in plasmas are in most cases continuous cyclic phenomena. We show that the growth of new dust generations takes place in a dust-free region, usually called a void, in the dust cloud. The three-step process of new dust generation is detailed thanks to the correlation between electrical, optical, and ex situ diagnostics. The strong(More)
Ni-YSZ films are deposited by reactive magnetron sputtering from a single Ni/Zr/Y metallic target at rates as high as 4µm.h-1. Tailoring both DC pulsed power and oxygen partial pressure, a stable deposition process was obtained. Columnar morphology was observed in the as-deposited films. Annealing in air at 900°C was conducted, after which a fully(More)
Thermal stability of AlCoCrCuFeNi high entropy alloy thin films studied by in-situ XRD analysis Abstract High entropy alloys (HEAs), containing five to thirteen metallic elements, with a concentration in the range of 5 to 35 % for each element, exhibit very interesting properties (mechanical, tribological, formability, magnetism...). Their high mixing(More)
Energy exchanges due to chemical reactions between a silicon surface and a SF 6 plasma were directly measured using a heat flux microsensor. The energy flux evolution was compared with those obtained when only few reactions occur at the surface to show the part of chemical reactions. At 800 W, the measured energy flux due to chemical reactions is estimated(More)
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